On the 7th Day of Creation God rested from His work. God never tires or gets weary. He not only has infinite energy, He is the source of all energy so He never needs to rest.
The word Rest in Hebrew means to “Desist or Cease.” God ceased His work and then spent the 7thDay contemplating and reflecting on His creation.
Reflection is therefore an integral part of God’s creative process and should be for every one of us.
The reality is that the faster the pace of life, the harder it seems to be to find time for reflection.
A sociological study was conducted in which 50 people over the age of 95 were asked: “if you could live life over again, what would you do differently?” The three most common answers were, “I would reflect more, I would risk more and I would do more things that would live on after I am gone”
We don’t lose time when we take time to reflect, in fact the latest research confirms the teaching of God’s word that Reflection improves our quality of life and our productivity.
Psalm 1:2-3 His delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season
David’s Psalms are referred to in The Amplified Translation as “A skillful song, or didactic or reflective poem of David”
The Hebrew word “Selah” is used 71 times in the Psalms and one of its meanings is: “Pause.” Pause and calmly reflect on what you have just read.
Prayer gives us the opportunity to reflect on God’s word, love and goodness. Let’s make these 21 Days a time of reflection so that we can be like the tree in Psalm 1, planted by the rivers of water, bringing forth fruit in season.