Living on Sabbath Time: Day 29/31
Reflection Question: What did I do on this day that was of eternal value?
“People are like water: they find their own level.” _John Maxwell
A few days ago I was asked by someone to explain what I meant by today’s reflection question. This is such an important question that I want to discuss with all who read my devotions.
First of all, let me put in a plug for the daily reflection questions in general (to the right of Saturday’s devotional).
It was the famous Greek philosopher Socrates who said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Wise men and women have known this since the dawn of time. To not have an intentional way to stop and reflect on your life is to set yourself up for living a wasted life. It doesn’t mean you will not do good things and even achieve good things; but generally you will find that your days will all run together with little intentional direction and purpose. Without even knowing it you will fall into bad habits; I call it “drift.” It’s not that you’re intentionally seeking to drift away from the best it just happens little by little and inch by inch. And then one day you wake up and realize that years of your life have gone by and you have very little to show for it.
It happens in our relationship with God. When we fail to examine our lives regularly, the rush of the routine will cause us to drift away from God. It happens in marriages. People don’t intend for their marriage to drift from great to good to average to boring to “we’re just hanging on” but they just drift along with no intentional play for keeping their marriage great and thus drift downward.
Our weight is another example. Someone doesn’t wake up one day twenty pounds overweight, it happens gradually; they drift into obesity by not taking intentional steps to keep themselves healthy. The reflection questions that I include with your weekly devotional are like scales for you to weight you soul by each day; they will keep you from drifting into an unhealthy lifestyle.
Well, that’s enough for us to reflect on today; I’ll pick this theme up tomorrow. For now, I’ll leave you with this plug for daily answering the reflection questions. Oh and by the way, I’ve included the daily reflection questions below.
Daily Reflection Questions:
- Question: What areas do I most need the help and anointing of God?
- Question: What needs to be done about the Kingdom Mission that Jesus has given me?
- Question: What areas of my personal life could most benefit from an infusion of my anointed energy?
- Question: What needs to be done to be better prepared for this week’s Sabbath?
- Reflection: What am I thankful for?
- Reflection: What did I do on this day that was of eternal value?
- Reflection: What eternal truth(s) did I observe today?
- Reflection: Did my behavior match my values?
- Reflection: What replenished me and what drained me today (the joy quotient)
- Side Issue: What replenished and drained those closest to me?