Mission Statement

In classical sacrifices, the people get the good bits, and the gods get the refuse, the bits that would get thrown out otherwise.

Not our God. Leviticus (particularly Leviticus 3) describes the sacrifices that our LORD demanded from His people of Israel. God gets the kidneys, the tail, and all the fat. He gets the prime steak, He gets the best.

Today we do not literally give sacrifices of animals. For us the ultimate sacrifice has been made through our Lord, Christ Jesus. But should always be our ambition to do the same thing - to offer God the best of what we have, to offer Him the fat, and not the smoke and bones.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Ephesians 5

“making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.” (verse 16)

We are to redeem the time. We are not supposed to simply fill the time with ‘good Christian activities’. We are not to simply avoid spending our time on bad things or on time wasters. We are to make the BEST use we can of the time we have.

I know I do not do this. I fritter away a big chunk of my time on useless things – movies, card games on computer, and books that are not worth my time – and more goes on things that are really just marking time as I prepare to go to Uganda again.

This is not Biblical. I need to pray that I will be given the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those around me, and that I will take advantage of the opportunities that God sends. Then I need to act in faith, and DO SO.

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