REFLECTION (serious thought or consideration) does not necessarily take a lot of time but it does demand quality time.
It takes discipline of your flesh, your mind, and your soul.
It may cause you to - at first - be restless and out of sorts, but in the end, the results brings peace and spiritual strength.
Psalms 1:1-3 - First, what we do enhances who we become.
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
RESULTS FROM THAT ACTION
He is like a tree planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.
REFLECTION pours life and hope into a soul.
As hard as life can get sometimes, it is difficult to perpetually lose heart when the correct structure is in place.
*Renews and reprograms our minds (Romans 12:1)
* Monitors our thinking (are we listening to Truth or lies?)
*Motivates us to follow God's path
*Produces spiritual stability no matter what comes our way
*Initiates worship into our lives as we seek God in our innermost parts
THINK REFLECTION MIGHT BE BORING?
"You cannot be in the presence of God and be bored at the same time.
If you follow in the footsteps of Jesus, it will be anything but boring."
(Mark Batterson, "All In")
Take a walk or hike
Swing in a hammock
Take a drive on a beautiful day
Get away from noise, technology and even friends
Set a timer if you must at first. But take TIME to REFLECT.
REFLECTION centers your core in line with God's purpose for your life.
It will stabilize your wandering thoughts and calm your fears.
Reflecting on God's greatness, His goodness, and His faithfulness
will give you the spiritual fuel for your day.
JUST DO IT
Kim is wife to Jeff, mother to three daughters, five grandchildren, a life coach and counselor, an author of two books, and a college minister and independent business owner. Lots of fan in the fire. Managing life is the best way to get it all done.