Wednesday, June 23 2021
Week 25- #Prepare “Reflect”
“Relentless in Our Reflection"
Psalm 16:7"I will praise the Lord who guides me; yes, during the night I reflect and learn."
Hebrews 13:7"Remember your leaders, who spoke God's message to you; reflect on the outcome of their lives and imitate their faith."
2 Corinthians 13:5- "Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realise that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?"
Lamentations 3:40- "Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord.”
In many ways this week's topic of preparing to reflect, is related to the multifaceted aspects of “acknowledgement” we examined back in week 21.
But for me, true reflection typically is more specific, and a much deeper form of acknowledgment, whether reflecting upon something you just heard, something you may have read, or even a conversation you were a part of.
It can be as recent as your last conversation or as far back as your earliest childhood memory.
Preparedness for reflection helps us learn from those experiences calling us to a more intentional discernment.
God wants us to be in relationship with Him. And refection can be a pathway leading towards that destination.
In Lamentations 3:40 - we are exhorted to, "Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord.”
DADs, we must be willing to travel on this road today of reflection, testing ourselves for continuous growth with a pursuit to emulate Jesus.
In our preparation for reflection we must carry the banner found in Psalm 16:7 "I will praise the Lord who guides me; yes, during the night I reflect and learn."
DADs, let us be relentless in our reflection today!
To God be the glory!
DADs“get in the game”…Today is game day…and so is every day…God gives you! So…C’mon Men Suit Up!
**Today we prepare to “Reflect.” Next week we will consider how critical it is to prepare to “Equip" ourselves and others.
Note:*For this new year of 2021, the combination of my age (understanding my own fragile mortality), this current and ongoing global pandemic, and most recently the personal loss I’ve experienced of one of my students, has amplified the need to land on one word...#Prepare.
In this "pursuit to prepare" I am determined to dedicate the 52 weeks of 2021 blogging every Week about one aspect of preparation God lays on my heart.
As mentioned in week 1, the word “prepare” means “to establish, fix, or apply.” It conveys the idea of deliberate effort over a prolonged period of time.