A Refreshing Spiritual Workout

October 1, 2012

I am someone who is always looking for ways to refresh the soul, and I’m sure I am not alone. After all, this is our main connection to our Creator. The more refreshed your soul is, the greater your connection to your Source.

I read an article in the Pentacostal Evangel by Paul Louis Cole (7/8/12, p. 11-13) that provided excellent advice on how to refresh your soul and maximize your Heavenly connection. The author mentions the importance of finding time for physical exercise to refresh the body. He advises that we must also find time to exercise and build up the soul. The following are tips to do just that:

  • Turn off…the news, and any other negative media.
  • Turn on…messages of faith, peace, and uplifting power.
  • Read…he especially encourages Proverbs in the morning, and Psalms at night. Of course a thorough reading of scripture and meditating on it is necessary too. I will also recommend any other positive reading material that will uplift the mind and soul.
  • Encourage others.
  • Pray for yourself and others on a regular basis.
  • Declare faith over your life.
  • Stay connected through church, small groups, and communication.
  • Listen to positive music and encouraging messages.
  • Do the smart, wise things in all aspects of your life.
  • Decrease debt as fast as possible and never get there again.
  • Tithe regularly and find other opportunities to give financially or any way you can.

I found this to be excellent advice and felt the need to share. These concepts may seem simple, yet how many times do we get caught up in the fast pace and negativity of life? By focusing on these ideas, you can add positivity to your life and be a light to others around you. As mentioned, you are strengthening your Spiritual connection. This will add much blessing to your life, and others will feel the positive vibration and want to be a part of your positive world. I definitely recommend you find the time each day for your spiritual workout. Enjoy the blessings : )


3 Step Faith Formula

September 11, 2011

I am very fortunate to attend an excellent church. The worship is amazing, and the pastor’s messages are very relevant to life in today’s world. This in addition to the warm, welcoming environment that is felt inside the church.

I often talk about faith on this site, and felt the need to share some excellent information that my pastor provided about faith working in our lives. Based on His message, effective faith has the following qualities:

1. Faith sees the end – Many influential authors recommend seeing things from the end. See your goal realized. See the person you want to become. See yourself excelling at your job. When you visualize success, it helps develop the faith necessary to reach it.

2. Faith stays focused on the impossible – Just because you don’t see it in reality yet doesn’t mean it’s not going to happen. Your goal may be reached tomorrow. Or it may not be reached until a year or more from now. Regardless, have faith that God already has your situation worked out. Once again, visualize success and act as if it already exists. The truth is that it (or something better) already does exist as long as you believe.

3. Faith stays the course – One author called it “unwavering” faith. Keep your goal fixed in your mind. Take the steps you are guided to take. Then keep going until you get there, or you are pulled in a different direction. By the way, don’t panic if you are re-directed because it is always better than where you thought you needed to go. Regardless, never give up. Keep believing, and you will get there.

I find this faith formula extremely helpful. Not only that, but it is very do-able. Here’s what has helped me. Take the main areas of your life, such as personal, family, financial, career, health, and relationships. Then for each, write down (it is very helpful to have this recorded on paper) goals and affirmations for each. I write about two or three for each. Then see yourself succeeding in each area. Develop the necessary faith by following these guidelines noted above.

 I am seeing more success in my life each day. Are things perfect? No, but they are getting closer every day to the ideal life that I envision. Following these guidelines will help you get there too. Enjoy the blessings : )