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Sundays, Sundaze…

What are you rooted in? Where is your passion placed? What did you do for you this weekend? What’s your personal action plan for the week ahead?

You know those awkward silences… After being asked questions that require deep thought… Did you just experience that?!

Sundays or Sundaze is known as a day of rest, and reflection. Recently, I’ve been taking much more time to reflect on my walk with God. How my life is now rooted in Him and what I need to do to keep my relationship with Him growing.

During my reflection time, I’ve got a better perspective on my passion, which is helping people to develop. In fact, it’s a cycle of ‘foundations to flights’.

[Your] Foundations formed by digging deep, checking what you know (let’s be real – sometimes a full excavation is needed! #unlearning) and then building up to the surface. Once you’ve learnt all you can (from the struggles & successes), it’s time to take flight to learn something new and start the process again.

In spite of the clarity I’ve gained about my gift to help others develop, I’m not always consistent in taking the time to reflect overall. I’m sure some of you can relate to the following example. You hear a good word on Sunday at church that has you fired up on Monday, but then you start running low on the ‘petrol from the pulpit’ on Tuesday and mid-week you’re lucky if you can recall anything you can tag #WednesdayWisdom, #ThrowbackThursday or #FeelGoodFriday!

So, how do you stay rooted throughout the week? And keep building your relationship(s)?

(Staying rooted can be regarding your faith, a project at work, your side hustle…)

I think most of us have come across the following scripture:

Some may say it’s churchy churchy, but in my experience it doesn’t have to be. It’s not based on a building or a particular day of the week. And that’s why I’m bringing together a group of friends in and outside of church to talk about our spiritual walk (this is where accountability comes in); and to encourage each other to forge a closer relationship with God, and each other (where spiritual elevation comes in).

Accountability, elevation and obedience are 3 key words that you could say have been “speaking to me” recently. They strongly contribute to the foundation of this group and the development of our roots in Christ. And possibly for your own personal foundations too.

So this Sunday evening, consider reflecting on the following questions:

ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Are you looking for your circumstances to change instead of changing yourself in your circumstance?
  • Identify where you are, where you want to go and each & every step in between.

Question inspired by Pastor Steven Furtick, Elevation Church

ELEVATION

  • A flower needs the correct conditions to grow up (blossom) and grow down (roots): what conditions have you planted yourself in to help you grow/develop/elevate?
  • Remember, elevation isn’t always 0-💯
  • How can you elevate others by using and/or sharing your experiences?

Questions inspired by Worship Tabernacle scripture for the year:

“Arise [from spiritual depression to a new life], shine [be radiant with the glory and brilliance of the LORD ]; for your light has come, And the glory and brilliance of the LORD has risen upon you.” ISAIAH‬ ‭60:1‬ ‭AMP‬‬

OBEDIENCE (/DEVOTION)

  • What time will you re-allocate to your passion?
  • How much time will you consistently dedicate to it?

Questions inspired by Zim Ugochukwu of The Bloom Podcast (see image below)

I’d love to hear your thoughts and personal action plan for accountability, elevation and obedience. Comment below 💞

Have a great week and stay rooted!

RochRia x

Comment if this post helped you lay foundations or take flight!