Friday, October 29, 2010

Staying Spiritually Connected--Week 4

Its time for another installment of SSC, y'all!

Today, we're going to look at a part of our daily spiritual walk that is of vital importance.  Setting aside time each day to spend in spiritual reflection and contemplation.  We all know this is something we need and should do, but in our hectic society today, it sometimes is hard to set aside that time.  Am I right?  I know I personally struggle with this alot..and I have no excuse to back it up.  I have no children (at the time being) to really occupy my free time..only the furry in variety!  ;-)  But getting back to the lesson, is there really ANY excuse for not spending an allotted time every day to spend in spiritual reflection?  No..there really isn't. We owe God that much (and more).  Look at what all He has done for us!  Can you remember back (ladies that are happily married) when you were single and looking for Mr. Right..wondering when he would ever come along?  I sure can relate.  God brought you your mate.  Can you remember (moms or moms-to-be out there) when you desired more than anything to have a child of your own?  Count your children as blessings..because God gave them to you.  There are so many things here that can be listed..because He continually does things for each and every one of us every day!

Spending time in spiritual reflection and contemplation doesn't have to be a hard thing either, which is what is so great!!  It doesn't have to be something that consumes your entire day.  It can be a few minutes you have in the quiet of the morning, when your going to work, taking a long soak in the tub, or in the stillness of the night.  Your way of spending that time can vary too..from praying, reading, taking a walk through nature, maybe even all of the above!  Whatever is your way to spend time reflecting on God's goodness in your life, God appreciates that.  In fact, doing so makes you stronger.  Each time you take time for Him, it draws you closer to Him.  Being closer to God makes one strong.  It develops our character.  It makes us who we are.  And it influences our decisions and the way we present ourselves to the world.  As we talked about last week about putting more love into the world, you can see that everything that is discussed truely is all linked together in some way, shape, or form.  I encourage you today to seek out more time in your lives to spend in spiritual reflection and contemplation.  Your soul will thank you for it!


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