Those other pesky masks

When your public image doesn’t match who you are on the inside, it’s just a mask. Too many people want to protect their image by wearing various masks, but they leave their heart open to self-destructive and evil influences.

Hiding sin in your heart is like hiding a pebble in your shoe. Ouch! If you want to be mad about masks, get mad at the masks that you are wearing to hide what’s going on inside your heart.

In reality, masks are pointless. Regardless of how other people see you, you are whatever you really are on the inside. That’s what matters, not how well you hide behind your masks.

Church too often tries to get us to wear masks over our heart and just think about Jesus and/or merely believe that He lived. Instead church could train us to daily encounter and obey Jesus and be real with Him and with others. In Christianity, what you believe is important, but who you follow is more important. Do you openly follow and obey the living Jesus? Or do you just hide behind masks?

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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