Do you feel led or called to help fellow man?
Then you are ready for the Simple truth that Jesus Christ’s life and death exemplified to the fullest measure of Divine love and sacrifice. More significantly, Jesus Christ’s death on the cross provided sinners (like you and me) with a restorative redemption which reconciles and restores us to a full relationship with God. This simple truth must be shared with those whom you seek to help.
The Christ Mind is a coherent way of seeing and experiencing life which can be shared, modeled and applied to our interactions with others. It is distinct from: deism, Darwinism, determinism, humanism, polytheism, pantheism and postmodernism.
Instead of the meaningless and purposeless perspective of greed, suffering, disease and poverty The Christian helper is informed by the Christ Mind - grounded and tempered by the redemptive work of Jesus Christ and the majesty and grandeur of Almighty God.
Thus, The Christ Mind offers meaning and Purpose for all aspects of life.
QUALITIES • Thoughts Obedient to Christ (2 Cor. 10:5) • Wisdom (Proverbs; Col. 3:16; Eph 1:17) • Discernment (Phil. 1:9-11) • Praful Attitude (1 Thess 5:17) • Thankfulness (Col. 3:12-17) • Hope (1 Cor. 13:13) • Humility (Phil. 2:3-5; Eph. 4:2; Col. 3:12; 1 Pet. 5:5) • Self-Giving (Phil. 2:5-11) • Endurance (2 Tim. 3:10-11; 4:5 • Biblical Morality (James 1:22-25)
CHARACTERS • Warns those people who are failing to act correctly (v. 14). • Encourages and supports and empowers those people who are reluctant to act or feel left out (v. 14). • Helps or assists those people who are not capable or strong enough to act alone (v. 14) • Remains patient with everyone (v. 14), even as God is patient, wanting everyone to turn from their sin (2 Pet. 3:9-15).
• Intervenes to prevent retribution or repayment of evil for evil (v. 15). • Expresses kindness and goodness toward others (v. 15). • Continuously express joy and the fruit of the Spirit – an indication of the presence of God (v. 16; cf. Ps. 139)
Friends, these are qualities and Characteristics (among others) to strive for. Few of us will demonstrate All of these all the time. The point is to seek spiritual progress not spiritual perfection.
Good luck and God Bless your Journey!