Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Work Harder on Yourself than You Do On Your Job

"Learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job. If you work hard on your job you can make a living, but if you work hard on yourself you'll make a fortune.” – Jim Rohn

Another way to think about Rohn's quotation is to look to
the medieval monk Bernard of Clairvaux. Bernard used a metaphor of living as a reservoir rather than as a canal.

In other words, do we live out of the overflow of abundance that comes from our ongoing growth and learning, or do we merely struggle by living and serving out of a static and dwindling level of energy and resources?

What skills, mindsets, insights, and practices are you learning to keep growing?

Monday, February 10, 2020

Does Scripture Read Me? (Walking and Talking Spirituality #5)

Dr. Brian Russell reflects on reading Scripture for transformation. 

Do I read Scripture, or does Scripture read me? What is the difference? 

Learn to ask questions that allow the text to transform our head, heart, and hands: insight, attitude and action. 

What kind of person does this text assume that I am? What kind of person do I need to become to allow this passage to manifest in me for others? 

Head: How does this text challenge my thinking? What are the key insights? 

Heart: What does this text call me to care about? 

Hands: What precisely do I need to do now to live out this text?