In addition to personal and professional coaching, m•agine! specializes in spiritual transformation coaching, employing its proprietary models Hands and Heart • Soul • Mind & Strength.
The apostle Paul quoted a proverb, popular among the believers living in the ancient city of Colossae: “Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch!” Paul, however, discounted its worth: although this proverb has “the appearance of wisdom,” it is “of no value against fleshly indulgence” (Colossians 2:21–23). “Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch!” is an ineffective strategy of behavioral change; for it is nigh impossible to suppress or resist your desires. It is possible, however, to transform your desires—to live in submission to the desires of the Spirit, rather than to the desires of the flesh, the outer man (cf. Romans 8:5–8).
To transform your desires is to transform your behavior—from the “inside•out.” Although it is seldom recognized—Jesus taught inside•out transformation when asked, “What commandment is the greatest?” Jesus replied, “The foremost is…‘you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart [desires, passions], and with all your soul [inner man, character], and with all your mind [intellect, thoughts, feelings], and with all your strength [outer man, behavior].’ The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself’” (Mark 12:28–31). Heart, soul, mind and strength: inside•out!