UGH. I knew that cup of coffee would impact my sleep. At 3 a.m. I woke up with several images and words on my mind: faith, mustard seeds, and mountains. Don't judge. I absolutely awakened in the night with those three words on my mind.
The strongest image was of me, as in the picture, sitting on the edge of a cliff feeling joyous. Okay, I am exaggerating, I wasn't on the edge of a cliff, but I felt joy and a sense of gratitude. It is that sensation of exhilaration that I want to remember when the mountains overwhelm me.
What image, word, sensation, or thought calls your mind to your faith? Faith, my friends, is important.
In the book, "How God Changes Your Brain: Breakthrough Findings from a Leading Neuroscientist"(2009), Dr. Andrew Newberg believes that faith is so important that he ranks it as the number one way to exercise the brain. He writes, " Faith is equivalent with hope, optimism, and the belief that a positive future awaits us."
NRG-Coaching acknowledges that change does not always come easy and sometimes faith waivers. However, a tiny spark can push back darkness and a mustard seed can grow into a mighty tree. Your challenges can be met!
"Jesus said, "because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith like a grain of a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there," and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." Matthew 17:20 (NIV)