Self-think & kindly use your freedom of speech

The next time you want to put people in their place, honor them as being made in the image of the living God (even if you disagree with them). When I look at nature, I see marvelous acts of precision engineering, not the random working of time and chance. I feel the say way when I look at human beings!

First word or last word, it doesn’t really matter. I want my words to be true, kind, and insightful.

If I only liked people who agree with me, I wouldn’t be able to have very many friends. I rarely meet someone I don’t like. I’ve discovered that people can disagree and live in great harmony, unless someone involved uses the disagreement as an excuse for unkindness.

If you get riled up when someone disagrees with you, you’re neglecting to appreciate their freedom of speech. If we don’t respect people’s right to disagree with us (without belittling them), then we don’t really believe in freedom.

If you clone other people’s thoughts and views, you’ll never have to stand alone, but your mind might become a stone. Self think.

The real choice of government isn’t political. It’s within. Do you choose to be ruled by your own desires or by the living Jesus? If a country’s people won’t allow their conscience and the living God to minimize the evil in their hearts, any form of government will be corrupt.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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