Friday, February 23

Tag: perspective

Commentary, Personal Life

That’s Ridiculous

Read below or listen to the full message here. In boxing there is a combination of 3 power punches, used especially in close confinement, where your opponent is 'getting in your face'.  It is the right cross - left hook - right cross.   Paul ends his letter to the Philippians leaving us impacted with 3 power punches to our lives.  Locked in close confinement, in prison, yet keeping a good attitude Paul has more than enough authority to speak on these topics we will touch on today! The first right cross is revolutionise your life through your attitude.  He then comes in with the left hook - be utterly transformed by what you think on.  His final punch, leaving his audience reeling with new life is the right cross of 'ridiculous faith'.  In fact all 3 naturally speaking could be perceived


  For I fully expect and hope that I will never be ashamed, but that I will continue to be bold for Christ, as I have been in the past. And I trust that my life will bring honor to Christ, whether I live or die. Philippians 1:20 Some years ago I was sitting in a meeting in which there was a disagreement in the room.  I remember beginning to get agitated and I eventually walked out. Right at that moment I lost my boldness to act on behalf of that group, because I had lost my ‘cool’ in front of them.  A rash act, a loss of self-control, a silly decision, can leave us without courage. We feel guilty, ashamed, we have to work at repairing the situation (which is what I did immediately in the days following that event). Once there is repair, there is courage again. Paul has just
Personal Life

Nothing Really Really Matters!

Read blog below or listen to the podcast. For I want you to understand what really matters, so that you may live pure and blameless lives until the day of Christ’s return. Philippians 1:10 Asking "what really matters?" helps us live meaningful lives from a different perspective. Otherwise we only live from a perspective of the here & now, and from our past experiences, and not from heavenly values.  In the letter to the Philippians Paul makes some serious perspective statements: 1:21 For to me, living means living for Christ, and dying is even better. He knew by dying he would be with Jesus, and by living he could keep preaching the gospel, and establishing the Church - the things that really matter.  So he was happy either way. Perspective!  Nothing else really really matte
Personal Life

Life Change – DAY 2

And evening passed and morning came, MARKING the second day. Genesis 1:8 Just as a reminder - this is day 2 of a 6 day look at the life changing 'MARKERS' set down in Genesis 1 and what they can mean for us in creating landmarks in our own lives in 2013. Then God said, “Let there be a space between the waters, to separate the waters of the heavens from the waters of the earth.” Genesis 1:6 DAY 2 :  Before the separation of waters and creation of sky, there was no real perspective of what was up or what was down, what was around and what was above.  Perspective came to earth when this separation took place.  There was now earth and there was sky.  We are here at that is over there - 'perspective'. Taking a moment to get perspective on a situation creates a marker in your world.  Stop,