Reflecting On Your Day
A few years ago I learned about a daily examine during prayer time. A time of reviewing my day in the presence of God. I have prayer time in the morning and chat with God through out the day. At night I usually have enough time to thank Him for the day, ask Him to keep my family safe, give our minds and body rest. I began reflecting on the day to see where I see God in it. I look for my shortcomings and look toward tomorrow. Romans 8: 26-27, "In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God." By spending 15 minutes in the evening brings new awareness to the day and God's will for me. Luke 5: 16, "But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed."
I go back over all the joys of the day, trying to list the gifts of the day. I think of the people He put in my path and how our interactions went. I try to remember the things like food, family, the nature around me, the birds that sang on my walk and other small pleasures that I take for granted. Those small pleasures are a gift from God!
I ask God to be with me, guide me and help me with tomorrow's challenges. I turn my feelings of doubt, cheer, nervousness or excitement into prayer with a spirit of gratitude. Philippians 4: 6-7, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Our life is a gift, and it is adorned with gifts from God. By having a time of thankful reflection helps us see God in our everyday life.