Centering on God, not self

The Bible is full of faithful affirmations centering on God, not self. When scripture speaks of self, it usually commends self-denial and self-control and condemns self-worship. Self love is acceptable and encouraged as long as its understood within its proper context (Mathew 22:39; self-regard).

Galatians 6:14: “May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.”

1 Corinthians 15:9-10:”For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I Read More

The Mindset of Christ

Adapted from Leading Transformation in Africa by Delanyo Adadevoh.

To know the mind of Christ is to know the will of God. The will of God is in constant pace with His nature and character of God and has been revealed to humankind through the person of Jesus Christ.

If anyone is new in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold new things have come. – 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NASB)

Same Script, Different actors; we find ourselves seeing things from the worldly perspective. We have relied for too long on a mindset that is not only godless but has no positive lasting impact. But God sent His Son so that we may know His will for us the lost sheep.

Characteristics of the mind of Christ

The mind of Christ:

  1. Seeks to honour God – John 5:19-20
  2. Is a humble mind – Philippians 2:1-9
  3. Seeks the abundant life – John 10:10
  4. Is a productive time – Mathew 25:14-30
  5. Values the human above the material – Mathew 16:26
  6. Values the eternal above the temporal – Mathew 10:28
  7. Values godliness over external religious performances – Mark 7:20-22
  8. Is spiritual – 1 Corinthians 2:6-16
  9. Loves all without partiality – Luke 10:25-37; John 4:4-26; Mathew 19:14
  10. Is sacrificial – Mathew 20:28
  11. Seeks the salvation of the lost – Luke 19:10
  12. Is a kingdom mind

So, lets all start seeing things in God’s perspective. Its all starts with prayer 🙂

Elijah: Of Spinach and Strength

After a weekend of rest, fellowship and madness a new week has already began and about to end. In other words, its Wednesday, middle of the week, and the weekend is almost here. How fast time travels!

Well, in the first bus, guys were a bit loony and had the guts to recite old cartoon soundtracks like the Power Puff girls, Dexter’s lab, Popeye etc…. I don’t remember the rest. Almost everybody sung in unison and of course I had to join in but quickly stopped only to realize that only the ladies were singing. But am sure most of you remember Popeye the sailor man. Do you remember how the soundtrack went….well, the lyrics went like this:

Spinach always gave Popeye strength when he was in a tight spot, especially when he was confronted by that brute called Bluto or when his sweetheart Olive Oyl was threatened by the brute. An instant Read More

Elijah: Idol Worship

THE FACTS:

Idol worship has existed for centuries. Ages ago it was all about bowing down to non-living entities such as metal or wooden based idols. Back and forth the Israelites turned to idols even after God warned them numerously. It was quite odd when these guys turned to worshiping wooden things instead of the living God whom rescued them from Egypt years back. (Habakkuk 2:18-20)

“Of what value is an idol, since a man has carved it?
Or an image that teaches lies?
For he who makes it trusts Read More

Elijah’s Message

“Should you choose to accept this mission……………………… Now what does this phrase remind you of?

Am sure most of you guys have watched Mission Impossible, the movie. The above phrase was always at the beginning of the movie trilogy.  I was definitely a fan of it with all those spy stuff in the movie. The main character’s mission was to Read More

Elijah: Rewind

To know and understand Elijah’s mission we have to understand historical events leading up to his confrontation with King Ahab.

Historical Background:

Israel existed under the leadership of Kings: Saul, David, Solomon and God had promised Israel that if they Read More