Wednesday, February 27, 2013

30 Day Course on Faith - Day 27

Nurturing the Seed - Part 2

Yesterday we made sure we had a good seed and that we got it planted in good soil.  But plants need more than a seed and good soil to grow... they also need air, sunshine, and water!

Just like plants, we grow best in a clean environment.  Faith is as essential to our goals and dreams as air is to breathing!  Now that you have a good seed growing in good ground, you must nourish it with faith for it to grow and bear fruit!

The sunlight is our passion and enthusiasm.  It gives light to our dream and keeps it growing in a healthy, positive way.  We need to beware of clouds that eclipse the sunshine. These clouds are most often recognized as doubt, fear, worry, frustration, stress and anxiety.  And while there will always be clouds, if the clouds stay too long they will keep the much-needed sunshine from getting through!

We need to water our seed daily so it will continue growing.  The water is the consistent, daily, empowering actions we take that will keep our dreams growing.
          "The person who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones."
          ~Chinese Proverb

The best way to water a plant is consistent watering... a little at a time.  If you are leaving to go on a vacation, you wouldn't feed your plant extra water and then expect it to survive for a few weeks without water.  Just like a plant needs to be consistently fed water or it will die, you need to be constantly taking consistent action towards your dream, or your dream will die.  Massive actions followed by periods of inactivity will not sustain your dream.

Daily Challenge: Every day for 30 days in a row, 

I want you to say the following out loud at least 10 times each day!!!  
Be sure to say it cheerfully and enthusiastically!  
This scripture is found in Philippians 4:13:

“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” 

You've now completed this challenge 27 days in a row!
Be sure to congratulate yourself for a job well done!

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