Spiritual Act of Reflection

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Unfortunately, it has been a while since I last sat down and put anything on paper. Our lives have been crazy over the course of the last couple months, we have now been living and serving in the Dominican Republic since November and since November we have literally hit the ground running. It seems as if I have not had a second to sit down and think, much less take the time to sit down and put together any of my thought in an even semi-functional manner.

I hope that this, while an encouragement for you all, is also a reminder and encouragement for myself. I believe there is a spiritual discipline of remembering. This is a difficult task for me, as I am a visionary type, I like to be thinking about the future and dreaming about the future, and it is very quickly that I forget what took place and how God worked to move us from point A to point B.

Psalm 66:5 says, “Come and see what God has done: he is awesome in his deeds toward the children of man.” This does not say, “come and see what God will do”, but rather is an encouragement for us to look back and see what He has done. The past five months have been five months of seeing what God has done, seeing the lives that are being transformed, seeing our FCA staff day in and day out making Jesus famous here, seeing conferences of 60 coaches gather to talk about what it looks like to be a man after God’s own heart, seeing players coming to know Jesus and begin the process of being transformed into His likeness, seeing our staff grow in their knowledge and application of the truth, this season has been one of God working. If we don’t take time to reflect on what God has been doing, how can we expect to know and understand what he is doing in the future?

How have you seen God work? How can you draw people in to come and see what God has done? Are you engaging in the spiritual act of reflection, thankfulness, and praise? I want to encourage you, and be encouraged to look and see the goodness of our God and the work he is doing in the world!