things i learned when...(cont'd)
6. Progress feels good and is fuel for the project
* it's not enough to just have the vision of the project, but i need to see progress. progress is a testimony that the "project" can be completed. progress speaks to the incompetence that i may feel and let's me know that i can do it. sitting back and looking at the completed ceramic tile feels good. it motivates me to take on a bigger project. it's a bit like the spies who went into the promised land. it's one thing to have a promise, something quite different to take risk. progress tells me that the reward is worth the risk. so what progress are you making towards your dreams and destiny?
7. Projects happen in stages
* God told the Israelites to take the promised land. But taking the promised land started with one city. then another city. then another. i have prophetic promises, as you do, but they serve as a motivator and as a compass on where i should be going. to get to the fulfillment of the promise i need to take it stages. Exodus 23.30 says, "Little by little I will drive them out before you, until you have increased enough to take possession of the land."
God is on the move. I remember what was quoted at the end of "The Chronicles of Narnia" (the movie). Speaking of Aslan, the Lion, "He's no tame lion. But he is good."
Until next time....experience His goodness and pleasure over you.