The Word of God will do you good, anytime!! I have been remiss with publishing my church notes for a bit, so this week we’re catching up! The theme for the service (which I attended in June and totally looooved) was ‘Man/men of steel’. There was a guest minister, Pastor Sam Oye and his message was titled: ‘The Making of a Man of Steel’.
Steel is an alloy which is the product of two metals fused together to produce something that is durable and of a higher qualitative value.
This hybrid created by the fusion is done for three reasons
- Ordinarily it is ductile (it appears strong but is not as strong)
- It is malleable – it cracks/thins out under pressure
- It is less desirable in its raw state.
The process of fusion involves ‘smelting’ or metamorphosis. This process is never pleasant – tears will be shed, habits will be dropped, personal excuses for weaknesses need to and should go!
The weakness of the metals are removed during the smelting process, giving way for the additional materials that make it more durable, of greater quality and high value.
Three characteristics of a man of steel
- An ordinary man with extraordinary grace and wisdom
- A common man with uncommon character and courage
- A normal man with unusual grave and undeniable results
A man of steel needs three types of people in his life
- A coach: someone to make you uncomfortable with where you are per time
- A virtuous wife. Ruth 3: 11, Proverbs 12:15, 31:10. ‘Virtuous’ is from the Greek word ‘Chayil’, meaning able, efficient, resourceful, rich, healthy, valiant, forceful, and mighty.
- The Holy Spirit. 1 Samuel 10
Dear men, Adam was in his garden (tending it) when God brought Eve to him (or caused him to sleep and then formed Eve out of him and then brought her to him if you like the long version of things).
What are you doing? What garden are you tending? Have you found your purpose in this life or are you swaying with every wind of doctrine?
[Written on the 26th of June]