Posts from July 2021

Posts from July 2021

Day 5- Do You Have What It Takes?

Bible Reading: John 16:5-15 There aren’t many things that I see leaving people incredibly motivated than when you challenge their competence at anything. For many people, it’s like a very nasty slap, a totally uncalled for slight that they’ll do anything to prove wrong. Maybe it’s a human tendency, but we hate to feel like we can’t. If we’ll be honest though, there are things that we can’t do. Maybe you look at what’s ahead of you in the second…

Day 4: Don’t Leave Life To Chance

Bible Reading: Philippians 4 As Paul closes out this heartfelt letter to the Philippians, you hear the underlying theme in this chapter: ‘take responsibility for your life’. We all have that tendency to get swamped in the motions and allow most of our lives to ‘automatedly’ unfold before us. Paul’s writing today totally confronts that tendency in us. I think of it as more than just the routines of a day, or of a period of my life. I’m thinking…

Day 3- Gains and Losses

Bible Reading– Philippians 3 Every smart business person doesn’t just want to be active in the market. They want to be able to point out profits on the other side of all the ‘marketeering’. A first step towards that is usually being able to define what profit and loss really are. What are we out to achieve, really? Life can get so fast that we can get so swamped and entirely miss the point of our pursuits. At this mid-point…

Day 2- Mind Tuning

Bible Reading: Philippians 2 There’s this Nigerian street expression that I like. When someone does something audacious, they’d tell you ‘you have mind!’ I mean, who doesn’t? We can say everyone has a mind, but maybe what’s more important than merely having a mind is what we ‘tune’ our minds to. Philippians 2 is not just Paul emptily encouraging the Philippians about being ‘like-minded’ with each other (v. 2) or bragging about Timothy being ‘like-minded’ with him (v. 20). I…

Day 1- Heartfull and Helpless?

Bible Reading: Philippians 1 Happy new month and welcome to our Mid-Year Surge! We’ll be studying the book of Philippians together over the next few days! Have you ever tried to pinpoint the number of thoughts that run in your heart every day? Let me help- experts estimate that the mind thinks between 60,000 – 80,000 thoughts a day! That’s an average of 2500 – 3,300 thoughts per hour. Let’s be honest- that’s a whole lot to handle! While there are…