Thursday, February 23, 2006

Soup For The Soul

Insecurity keeps many people from growing and learning and changing. It is even a more powerful deterrent than a lack of talent or being inept at something.

If you fear failure and humiliation you can't imagine that growth or change could be possible and you'll live down to those expectations.

What are you afraid of? Our thought life is in many ways the soil of our mind and the medium we'll grow our spirituality in. It's the petri dish of transformation if you will. Jesus spoke of this subject in the story of the farmer scattering seed in Matthew 13.

What fertile or caustic thoughts do you attempt to grow your spiritual life in?

In his book A Whack on the Side of the Head Roger von Oech suggest that we work at "getting into a germinal frame of mind." That's like developing a garden bed with rich, black dirt where seeds get a good start on germination. God ideas can grow and flourish and fear isn't allowed to poison the mix.

Matthew 13:23
The good soil represents the hearts of those who truly accept God's message and produce a huge harvest--thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times as much as had been planted."

Colossians 1:10
Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and you will continually do good, kind things for others. All the while, you will learn to know God better and better.


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