Reflection Before Resolution

As a face is reflected in water, so the heart reflects the real person.      Proverbs 27:19 (NLT)

Are you going to make a new resolution tonight? I stopped making resolutions on New Year’s after I left high school. I do, however, get reflective at the New Year. I think about the past year. What have I learned? In what ways have I been obedient? In what ways haven’t I? It’s like having a parent/teacher-child conference with God!

Malachi speaks about the LORD as a refiner’s fire (Malachi 3). A refiner puts the silver in the heat and keeps it there until all the impurities are burned out. The refiner becomes reflected in the silver. The created reflects the Creator. Have I reflected my Creator this year?

God so wants to have the conversation with me. He wants to teach me and encourage me to grow so that we become closer. He isn’t going to force our time together. He will wait until I invite Him.

My devotion today is much shorter than usual. I pray that you will take more time with God instead. I am leaving you with a list of Scripture. I would like to suggest that you settle in a comfortable chair with your Bible and, whether in the quiet or with some music that you and God enjoy, spend time together as time transitions from 2010 to 2011.

Isaiah 46:3-4

Psalm 37:23-24

Proverbs 16:9

John 3:30

Psalm 48:14

Isaiah 41:10

Isaiah 40:31

Isaiah 55:12

Titus 2:13

Revelation 21:4-5

1 Corinthians 2:9-10

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