"As a man thinks in his heart so is he." Prov. 23:7. Therefore it is imperative to receive good instruction in the Word so that we may have our hearts transformed to think like God thinks. The Bible tells us, "be not conformed to this world, but be transformed!" It then tells us how; "by the renewing of our minds." Rom 12:2. Our job is to get the Word in us, and then the Word will do the work. But this happens only when we understand it correctly! That is why the Lord gave us gifted and anointed teachers in the body of Christ; To effectively sow His Word into us. Though the world throws it’s problems at us, the Word of God teaches us how to face each and every situation of life and to do so victoriously and with Joy. The Lord did not say that we just have to put up with the problems in the world. He said that "We are to be more than conquerors through Him who loved us!" Rom. 8:37 As we hear the Word through anointed teaching, it comes alive inside of us and begins the transformation process. Hallelujah! Good teaching brings life! Good teaching will set you free! Come sit under the teaching at Agathos, and you can be assured to see more victory and more joy in every aspect of your life!
When we understand humility, we will value it, and when we value humility, we will pursue it. Every single time we step into pride, we just lost an opportunity for grace. We would see the goodness of God in our lives more frequently – on a daily basis – if we would make the decision to throw off that which God hates (pride) and embrace that which brings the very gaze of God (humility)! Humility is a lightning rod to attract the grace of God, and a radical blessing to all who possess it! Humility = Liberation. Pride = Bondage. Humility = Rest and Blessed. Pride = Stress and a Mess. God wants to exalt us, but we have to first make the commitment to humility. Choose today to leave "space for grace" - choose humility!