Developing The Leader Within, Evans Olang

Genesis 41:33, “Now therefore, let Pharaoh select a discerning wise man, and set him over the land of Egypt”…And Pharaoh said to his servants, “Can we find such a one as this, a man in who is the Spirit of God?”…And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt”

One man was asked how he makes elephant sculptures off a tree trunk, his response, “I take the tree trunk, chop off out of it what does not look like an elephant and what I will be left with will be an elephant. Thereafter I refine that elephant to bring to a completion what I had in mind when I thought of making it”. I have read somewhere that “leaders are not born but are made”. Continue reading “Developing The Leader Within, Evans Olang”

Our Battles Fought God’s Way, Evans Olang

2Kings 7:3-20, “6 For the Lord had caused the army of the Syrians to hear the noise of chariots and the noise of horses—the noise of a great army; so they said to one another, “Look, the king of Israel has hired against us the kings of the Hittites and the kings of the Egyptians to attack us!” 7 Therefore they arose and fled at twilight, and left the camp intact—their tents, their horses, and their donkeys—and they fled for their lives”

I love this story; I have shared from it many times. It reminds us of how amazing God is and how He can turn things around and use the least likely, the despised, and the rejected for His glory. Continue reading “Our Battles Fought God’s Way, Evans Olang”

The Way Maker, Evans Olang

Isaiah 43:18, “Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old”

Looking Isaiah 43, I see a very close connection to the book of Exodus. Exodus tells us about the Israelites’ moving from Egypt through wilderness to a land God promised them. Exodus means a journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environment. This also means departure of a large number of people from one place to another. Always Egypt becomes the type of the world we are brought out of, what we see with the Israelites. Continue reading “The Way Maker, Evans Olang”

Let There Be Light, Evans Olang

Exodus 10:21-23, “…But all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings

We have an awesome opportunity to affect our surrounding because we are a product of grace through faith.Ephesian 2:2&8, tells us “It’s by grace you have been saved through faith, and not of yourselves; it’s the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast”. it’s not what I did that commends me, it is by Christ’s finished work on the cross. There is nothing good in me expect Christ the light of the world.

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