Monday, January 16, 2012
Courage to Change - Week One
So that's what I'm doing. For the next twelve weeks (everyday Sunday) I will post what I've learned and how it is affecting my life. So here we go...
This week (week one) I have been reminded of the love God has for me and how I need to pay more attention to His Love Notes to me. Upon Reflection I was given the opportunity to write down those gentle reminders of God's love - it really helps!
Next I moved into the 5 areas that are most neglected by people;
Here I was reminded of all of these important principles and once again given the opportunity (with pointed questions) to reflect on how these points work in my own life.
Next I moved into the "TAP" Principle; Spiritual alignment: Keeping your thoughts, attitudes, and performance (TAP) in alignment with God's. This guide was most helpful to me. I learned I need to be more "tuned" in to my negativity so I can immediately put a stop to it.
To wrap up the week I was given pages of "I Am Declarations." These are internal quotes that we tell ourselves - all negative and all destructive lies - to combat these we are shown scriptural quotes that show us we are valuable and loved.
So far this week, this book as already made a difference. I was able to keep my faith active even though I still struggle with negative thoughts. Tune in next Sunday for my progress report on Week 2
.Courage to Change: 12 Weeks to Physical and Spiritual Excellence