We are told in Deuteronomy six and again in the Gospels to Love the LORD your God with all your Heart, Soul, Mind and Strength. What does that really look like in our everyday? We are all created differently and have unique qualities. Each of us leads our life in a different way.
Some lead with their Heart, their feelings. Others lead with their Soul, their intuition. Yet others lead with their Mind, their intellect. And, still others lead with their Strength, their experiences. So, if we are to love God with all of these parts, we need to first start in the area we ‘lead’ and then learn to strengthen the other parts of ourselves.
Where to start
Have you been frustrated before in your Faith-life? Have you felt disconnected to God and didn’t really know how to connect to Him? This is caused by ‘leading’ in one area of your life, say Heart, but worshiping, doing Bible study, and praying in another area, say Mind. This makes it difficult for you to connect your heart to God’s heart because you are going about it in a way that is different from how He has designed you.
Are you at a point on your spiritual journey that you want to develop a stronger relationship with Jesus, yet you are not quite sure what to do to get to that next level? You are doing all the right things: Prayer, Bible Study, Worship, and such yet you feel stuck and want to go deeper.
Have you found that the excitement for God’s Word, spending time with Him, and prayer have become routine and is often neglected? The reality is that there is no fast answer or magic pill to get unstuck and tap into the Super-abundance of God. Relationships take commitment, energy, and time to develop; and your relationship with God is no different.
What you could do
What if there was a recipe though? What if you could cultivate your relationship with Christ in a manner developed specifically for you and how you best operate? You may know that the way to grow and deepen your connection to God is to spend time with Him. But what if the generic way you were taught as a child or through your faith community just doesn’t work for you? Where do you turn AND do you feel it’s ‘Biblical’ to come to God any other way?
There is a way to thrive in your faith-walk when you know how to connect to Him in a way that is meaningful and fulfilling to you. Have you heard of the technical term, Spiritual Disciplines? I know, no one likes that word, so let me call them Practices. Today, in our society, we are used to that word.
Remember, to practice something means just that, practice. It does not mean mastery (though the result is more mastery in that area). It is a continuous process that you get better at doing and become stronger along the way. So, the relationship deepens, grows, and becomes more intimate because you are connecting to the Vine (Jesus) through the Practices.
How we trip up
What does this mean for you? I see it this way: the problem is that many, or all, of us are taught one method to exercise our spiritual muscle. We are told to pray a certain way, participate in a particular Bible Study, Worship with music, and be plugged into Church sponsored activities in order to do Service.
Some of us, well, most of us, are experiencing spiritual dehydration. Are you thirsty for more of Jesus? Jesus said, . . . whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst. . . (John 4:14). So why are you still searching for a way to be satisfied in Him? Why are you not able to drink from the fountain that is a, . . . well of water springing up to eternal life. (John 4:15).
What’s the solution
The easy answer is Personal Mastery Training. In 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 Paul gives us a beautiful analogy.
Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize.
So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified.
Do you want to:
- Grow in your commitment to Christ
- Grow out of your restlessness
- Grow from your brokenness
- Grow in obedience to His Word
- Grow deeper and more intimate with God
- Grow relationships that matter and really love others
If you said YES to any of these growth statements, then you are ready to connect with God on a new level. You are ready to create the peace and joy that comes only from knowing Him, not only in the way you ‘lead’ your life but in all the ways He asks us to love Him.
It begins with knowing yourself and how you ‘lead’ in connecting to God. It continues with having a practical tool to guide you. The 5Ps to Significance & Satisfaction Coaching/Mastermind Program is that tool. Rediscover the joy of prayer, Bible study, worship, and more in the practice of growing in Christ.
God has a Super-abundance of power to give you if you know your best way to access it. Take this journey through the 5Ps Program, designed to grow your faith, grow your business, and do the ‘things’, . . . God planned for us long ago (Ephesians 2:10).
Take that step into God’s adventure for your life. Join a GROUP who is dedicated to your success. Get the coaching you need to build your business, mastermind with other businesswomen and entrepreneurs who are committed to you, deepen your faith-life, and serve God through your business.
Be filled to overflowing,