W.O.W. = Walk on water. Peter did it. He stepped out of the boat. That showed his willingness to master limitation. Fear might have tried to sink him, but Peter did walk on water with a helping hand.
This year my resolution is a little different. No more thinking small. Sure, I would like to eat better, move more, and drop off unecessary habits that waste my time. But rather than focus on the minnows of limitation nipping at my toes, I would like to go after the big fish of fear that would tell me I can't get out of the boat and express my unlimited potential for good. And I think I can do this in four steps.
_Step 1 -Think bigger thoughts of God.
Each morning when I wake up, before my feet touch the ground, I will give myself a few moments to pray. This first prayer of the day will be totally God-centered and allow me to consider God's infinite nature in some fresh, inspired way. I will ask God to give me a word, a name, to help me take my spiritual understanding deeper and farther than before.
In Your God Is Too Small, J. B. Phillips explains that the trouble facing many of us today is that we have not found a sense of God big enough for our modern needs. A too small concept of God is limiting the possibilities of faith and progress. "In a world where our experience of life has grown in myriad directions, and our mental horizons have been expanded to the point of bewilderment by world events and scientific discoveries, our ideas of God have remained largely static... the "God-in-a-box" notion, limiting God to such inadequate conceptions as "Resident Policeman," "Grand Old Man," "Meek-and-Mild," and "Managing Director." As a result of these insufficient ideas of God, many people live with an inner dissatisfaction, without any faith at all." (Amazon.com)
Well, not me. I resolve to think bigger thoughts and to expand my understanding of God every day this year. With a larger thought of God, I will have a better sense of my own infinite capacities as God's image and likeness. I will be able to master the fearful, doubtful thoughts that would hold me back from reaching my full potential as God's child.
This is completely do-able. I am resolved to have a year of W.O.W.
Who would like to join me? What are you doing to W.O.W. today? Have any tips to share?
Read Step 2 - Get your toes out of the boat. _
Read Step 3 - Take the stretched out hand and walk.
Read Step 4 - Victory!
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I have practiced Christian Science professionally in
some form since 1979.
But my journey with
Christian Science started
in a Sunday school
where as a young child
I was taught the Scriptures and some simple basics
of Jesus' method of
scientific Christian healing.
A significant experience
at the age of twelve
opened my eyes to
the great potential
of this practice.
After impaling my foot
on a nail,
I prayed the way I had learned
in Sunday school.
the pain stopped
and healing began.
By the next morning the wound had disappeared completely.
the great potential
of Christian Science,
there would be no