Albert Einstein once said, “try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value”.
Values; a set of beliefs, priorities or views that we find most important in our lives; thus affecting the way we act and make decisions”.
The new trend in most churches is that, people value their phones, they cherish whatsapp, Instagram, etc and so whilst the preacher is screaming his lungs out, church members are on social media whilst the sermon is going on. People value entertainment, recreation, soccer etc. Have you observed lately, that people prefer to film two people fighting trying to be the first to put it out on social media? They prefer to film a drowning man or someone hit by a car, enjoying the suffering of the person, and want to be the first to “break the news”. That’s what they value, not the life of the suffering person. People who value God and relationships over anything else will act differently compared to a person who values money and material things. People are brought up and trained to act and react based on their values.
“Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be”. Matthew 6:21
Our hearts determine our values. “What people desire most is what they value most”, and people have programmed their minds and heart’s to value some things and people and operate on those principles.
It is impossible for one to wake up undecided about what they are to do for the day. If a believer chooses not to go for midweek service, prayer meeting or even Sunday service, the person’s mind was made up already, and he or she has placed value on some things above God.
People’s actions and identity are pretty much intertwined with the values they have. That is why it is impossible to understand everybody, unless they minimise their values, in a certain way that connects to our values and the way we think. The value our heart places on God determines the value He places on us. Because God is most involved in matters of the heart. God looks into our hearts and knows what our desires are. In His goodness and justice, He exposes our desires to us and also to those around us. Whilst people are looking at the outward, God looks at the inside (Heart). 1 Samuel 16:7
God values your heart, your time, your attitude and your service. What do you value most?
Stay blessed always and remember to love someone and mean it.
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Rev. Prophet Luke Luki Barson is the Senior Pastor at Liberty House Christian Centre at Tema Community 25.
He has studied at the University of Ghana, the Methodist University College and the Christian Service University College.
He is currently a PhD student at the University of South Africa.