January 1, 2019

How to Flourish This Year!

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7 (NLT)

God’s plan for you in 2019 is to really thrive, not just survive!  He wants you to flourish.  To flourish means to thrive with growth.  God wants you to thrive with growth in every area of your life.  But, how?  Whatever you nourish is going to flourish.  I promise you that the adventure of diving into His Word will change your life!  You’ll discover how to nourish your life so that you may flourish!    

I challenge you to meditate on a verse or passage for the entire week.  Think of it as nutrition for the soul.  Meditation is not emptying your mind, but filling it with the nutrition of God’s Word that will change your life.  Here’s an effective way to meditate:

  1. Read it. – Think about the verse as you read it.
  2. Recite it. – Read it out loud a number of times, giving emphasis to different words in the passage.
  3. Remember it. – Commit the passage to memory so that you don’t even have to look at it. 
  4. Reflect it. – Let the passage sink from your head to your heart and begin to find expression in your life with everything that you do, say and think. Mull it over throughout your day at work and at home. Look for the practical ways this verse applies to your circumstances.

Start with the passage today.  As you read it, recite it, remember it and reflect it, you’ll begin to starve your fear and feed your faith.  You’ll begin to flourish as you nourish your life with food for the soul!