When going through life challenges we often go to our self talk ~ our belief systems. Sometimes our beliefs are good and sometimes they need to be revamped. The first spoke of the “front wheel concept is “Beliefs.” I have a special guest on with me, my sister Tami Elliott Harrison even thou we grew up together we often handle situations differently and we were given different belief systems even with having the same parents. You will want to listen in as the timing is perfect, she was once an Olympic hopeful and went to the Olympic trails and this year she coached a girl that went to the Olympic trails. This picture of Tami was taken for the Commonwealth Magazine, in 1983.
The front wheel concept is symbolic. In your path toward moving forward, the rim is a continuous circle representing God’s promise of eternal life and His promise of His eternal love. The spokes connect the rim to the hub of the wheel. Learning about the seven spokes will guide you to dissect your challenge and learn to move forward with joy and happiness. There is work that must be done. Understanding the challenge will help you find completeness and understanding so you will have wholeness and happiness on your ride! You will learn how to use the front wheel concept to move forward, from hurt to healing, from confusion to clarity. Each of the seven spokes represents a different yet important facet of your spiritual journey. The hub is the most important part of the wheel; it is where your soul and faith are housed. It is the center of who you are. The hub pulls everything together. This is the Christ-centered hub that makes the wheel work cohesively with the rim and the spokes. Focusing on the hub will teach you how to become more centered on God and less centered on yourself. Listen to episode 2 now.
~Today focus on your faith and the peace Jesus can bring you! On Holy Monday morning, they came from Bethany and along the way he cursed a fig tree because it had failed to bear fruit. Some believe this cursing of the fig tree represented God’s judgement on the spiritually dead religious leaders of Israel, while others believe the symbolism extends to all believers, that genuine faith comes from within, and living faith must bear spiritual fruit in a person’s life. Jesus’ actions here are symbolic, reminding us about the hypocrisy of all who have the appearance they are bearing fruit (truly faithful) but in fact they are not. (Mark 11:12-14)
They went on to the Temple in Jerusalem, when Jesus went in, he found the courts full of corrupt money changers. He began to flip the tables over and told them to clear the Temple, saying, “The Scriptures declare, ‘My Temple will be a house of prayer,’ but you have turned it into a den of thieves” (Luke 19:46). In these two situations on Monday of Holy week Jesus tells us two important lessons. First, have true worship of our Lord, be truly faithful from deep in our hearts and authentically love your neighbor as ourselves and spread the Gospel throughout your relationships. Secondly, remember Jesus cleansed the Temple just has He can cleanse you; Jesus is the Prince of Peace.
Be reminded of His power today He brings a supernatural peace; He gives us peace that the world cannot give to you, a peace that you cannot find without Him. He will bring peace to you and to the world. Picture done by Michael Belk from the book, Journeys with the Messiah.