The holidays approach. That means two months of busy that make running a marathon look like relief. I want to avoid the busy. When I get too rushed I miss the Jesus moments tucked in among the sparkle and glitter. And if I do notice Jesus, I’m often too tired to focus on him. My bad. (Don’t give me that look. You know what I’m talkin’ about.)
Slowly passion for Jesus fades because we haven’t connected with him through reflections of the heart.
Admit it. You know you need it.
Reflection causes you to stop and focus on your life situations and how Jesus wants you to engage those situations. These times of reviewing your day and pondering what’s before you goes beyond intellectual musings. Reflection challenges your will, your emotions, and your commitment to following Jesus in the everyday choices of life.
Reflection sets the meaning of your busy into proper perspective. It changes your busy. And it changes you. But only if you use your heart with your mind as you sit and ponder. Only if you include Jesus in your musings.
It’s a lost art, you know. Few do it. But it’s not something you want to have neglected when you look back on your life. Because reflection properly done keeps Jesus at the center of your daily.
Finding time for reflections of the heart
Take that fifteen minute coffee break to reflect on your interactions with people and how Jesus wants you to approach the busy surrounding you. Then enjoy a few minutes with him before you hit the sack tonight to process the day’s events. You’ll find that the busy is put into perspective and your heart remains soft and intimate with the One who so desires your companionship.
You want to enjoy the holidays, don’t you? Not just survive them. Taking time for reflection doesn’t add to your busy, it changes it. For the good. Because of Jesus.
Well, I catch you later. I’m due for some coffee and heart reflection if I want to make this day count. Susan
“Jesus likes it when we share.” -Adelaide, age 3: Pass this along to everybody and their brother. OK, maybe not everybody’s brother, but you know . . . all of your friends would be nice.
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Good one, Susan! I especially like the advice from Adelaide.
We all need to take a breather through a season that has become so commercialized. Only by reflecting on Jesus will we appreciate the Reason for the Season!
Thanks Cheryl. And yes, Adelaide is a great advice giver. 🙂 (Keeps us on our toes, that one.)