Who I am and what I do are motivated by the following five principles.
1. Foundational Roots
An individual’s success is dependent upon the depth and strength of their personal faith and convictions. Deep roots and strong foundations produce healthy & hardy lives.
‘But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.’
- Jeremiah 17:7-8
2. Seeds of Potential
Seeds and saplings represent the power of potential. Every person has potential within them waiting to be released and realised... to germinate and to grow.
‘What shall we say the kingdom of God is like...? It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest seed you plant in the ground. Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants.’ - Mark 5:30-31
3. Continual Growth
Plants and people are created to grow. A commitment to develop one’s faith, character, capacity and abilities is essential for ongoing vitality and productivity.
‘Make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self control; and to self control perseverance; and to godliness, brotherly kindness and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive...’ - 2 Peter 1:5-8
4. Increased Fruitfulness
As a plant matures they produce flowers, fruits and seeds. We are created and called to be fruitful... to lead significant and successful lives... and to impact and influence others.
‘This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples... I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit – fruit that will last.’ - John 15:8,16
‘He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.’ - Psalm 1:3
5. Majestic Beauty
Trees, leaves and flowers are inherently beautiful. Our lives are to be filled and reflect the glory and splendour of God.
‘They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendour.’
- Isaiah 61:3
'The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; planted in the house of the Lord. They will flourish in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay afresh and green.' - Psalm 92:12-14