Reflections: In the Quiet Moments

“Be still, and know ( recognize, understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth.”

Psalm 46:10 (Amplified Bible)

Reflections can be defined as the throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it. It can also be a serious thought or consideration. It is looking back and taking notice of how one feels about how his/her live has been and how he/she has grown over a period of time.

Reflecting upon the
waters of life

Do you take time to reflect on your life? How it’s been, how it’s going? Do you have a specific place or time you prefer to reflect on your life? I love to go to the lake and look out over the reflection of the sun upon the waters. I reflect on what God has done for me and look to him for guidance for the future. That is where I can lean back, be still, and know that God exists and He is amazing.

Why is it good to take time out and reflect? Reflecting helps you develop skills and review their effectiveness. Instead of just carrying on the same old way as always, you can reflect on what ways worked and what things you can improve on. Sometimes the old ways are fine and sometimes there are better ways to do things. If you do not take the time out for reflection, you might never realize change might be best for some areas in your life.

“As water reflects the face,
so one’s life reflects the heart.”
——- Proverbs 27:19

Reflecting is about questioning, positively, on what you do and why you do it. Afterwards, deciding whether there is a better, or more efficient, way of doing it in the future. Then you’ll need to decide if you want the change or not.

A Reflection of Heaven.
A great reminder that You and
I are God’s reflection and
image here on Earth.
——— @Diana’s Diaries

When you reflect upon your life do you reflect about God? In the quiet of the evening is when I reflect upon the scriptures. It is one of the ways I reflect on who God is and what he had done for me. Reflection on God’s Word involves more than merely reading it. It involves contemplating and pondering on the scriptures. Reflecting with understanding on what God is speaking to me. It is in reflection that I can comprehend the holiness of God, how faithful and loving He is to me, and how just and merciful He is with me.

Nature is the glass reflecting God,
as by the sea reflected is the sun,
too glorious to be gazed on in his sphere.
—- Brigham Young

Reflection can occur anytime and anywhere. Most often done in the quiet peaceful times of your day. For some that might be early in the morning, for others ( like me) in the late evenings. Sometimes one would reflect upon life or nature in the midst of the afternoon.

When Beauty is reflected through
things in this world, it is but a
reminder that there is real beauty
of a lasting nature.

Nature is the reflection of God; it reveals the beauty of God’s creation and the revelation that God is in the world around us. What attributes of God can we see in nature? The following is just seven (7) of the many characteristics of God that are reflected in nature.

  1. Seeing God through HIs Creativity…
  2. Seeing God in Nature’s Strength…
  3. Seeing God’s Love of Beauty…
  4. Seeing God’s Attention to Detail…
  5. Seeing God’s Tenacity in Nature…
  6. Seeing God’s Orderliness All Around Us…
  7. Seeing God’s Redemption in Nature…
What we focus on
outside is a reflection
of what we feel inside.

“And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”

2 Corinthians 3:18 NIV

“Do not merely listen to the Word, and so deceive yourselves, Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the Word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it – he will be blessed in what he does.”

James 1:22-25 NIV

When we focus on God and others instead of ourselves, we bring joy and happiness not only to others but to ourselves as well. When we reflect upon our lives, we should reflect on how much time we spend thinking and doing for ourselves and for others. We should put others first after God. When we put God first, He brings us peace, love, and happiness.

God Bless. Take time in your day to reflect on God’s Word, reflect on what you can do for others and reflect on how to become a more like Christ.

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