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One of the valuable activities of life is self-reflection. While some people are better at it than others, we all need regular quiet times to think about the influences in our lives, the choices we’re making, and the better ones we need to make.
Healthy reflection involves asking yourself penetrating questions and answering them honestly. More importantly, it involves inviting God to search your heart and show you important things about yourself and your spiritual condition. The goal of reflection is insight into the activities, motivations, and state of your soul. The purpose of the insight is improvement, growth, and genuine transformation of life.
David, the psalm-writer, revealed to us some of his prayers of reflection. In Psalm 19:14 (NIV), he recorded this prayer we would do well to consider and pray in times of reflection, “Let these words of my mouth, and this meditation of my heart, be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock, and my Redeemer.” Then in Psalm 139:23, 24 (NIV), we find another prayer inviting God’s help and insight in David’s time of personal reflection, “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
Have you had a reflection time recently? If not, schedule it and do it. It’s a powerful reboot for your spiritual life.