Psalm 145:2 Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever. Psalm 145:4 One generation shall commend your works to another and shall declare your mighty acts.
I have been reading / listening back through John Maxwell’s 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, and have been challenged once again by the Law of Reflection. One thing he said that is so true. “Many will say experience is the best teacher. But actually, it’s only evaluated experience that teaches us.” In order for experience to help us, it must be evaluated. We must take the time to reflect in order to learn from something. He encourages us to stop at the end of every day and ask ourselves;
- What did I learn today?
- Where do I need to grow with this knowledge?
- Who needs to learn this from me?
John Maxwell actually encourages a time of reflection daily, monthly and annually, in order to see significant growth in our lives.
In Psalm 145 it shows that David had a habit of regular reflection. He says, “Every day I will bless you…” As he spent time every day reflecting and worshipping God, he too was challenged to pass on what he was learning / seeing from God. In fact he said, “One generation shall commend your works to another” Here’s a few things he wanted passed on.
- Ps 145:4 They shall declare your mighty acts
- Ps 145:6 They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds
- Ps 145:7 They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant greatness
- Ps 145:11 They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom and tell of your power
Looking at David’s reflections, I wonder what David’s questions for reflection were each day?
- What can I praise God for today?
- What might works did I see, or did God remind me of today? (How can I make God famous in other’s eyes?)
- Who do I need to pass this knowledge on to?
My prayer for you today is that you would take time to reflect on God’s mighty acts, his awesome deeds, his abundant greatness. That as you reflect on those things it will inspire you to want to make God famous in the eyes of others and speak of the glory of his kingdom.