30 Days of Reflection-Day 1

 Well, tonight starts the new 30 day challenge. I struggled with what to choose for this challenge between three choices, but finally this morning I was sure that the “30 Days of Reflection” was the challenge for the next 30 days. If you are not Christian, please bear with me. Most of this challenge deals with your spiritual walk and although my Higher Power (H.P.) is God and I am a Christian, you can apply your own interpretation of the questions for your own challenge.

I encourage you to look at the infographic and commit yourself to write your own challenge and answers to the daily questions either on the computer or in your own journal. If you start late, that’s okay because you can start wherever we are in the challenge. Of course, your journal or blog entries are private but if you would like to share them in the comments, feel free to do so. In this way, we can all learn about different interpretations to the questions.

With that advice, look over the infographic. If you would like to print the infographic, the website is on Pinterest. My Day 1 reflection is after the infographic.

 

Day 1-What is one thing I could do this month to improve my spiritual walk?

If I were to identify one thing that would help my spiritual walk, I would say that I need to read the Bible more often. I especially love the Psalms that were written by David. As a role model while hiding from King Saul, he encountered many troubles and although his psalm would start by complaining about his problems, he would always end the psalm praising the Lord, reflecting on what God had done for him.

Although I consider myself healed from my childhood sexual abuse, I still have times of sadness and depression and even the occasional bout of anxiety. Most times I deal with these by writing, listening to music, and/or meditation. As I add back reading the Bible, especially Psalms, I can already feel my spirit closer to God.

I will not always reflect on a Bible verse, but I will tonight. One of my favorite verses Psalm 103:1 (Bible, NKJV) says,

“Bless the Lord, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!”

The complete psalm is 22 verses and David reflects on all of God’s benefits including mercy, forgiveness, and redemption. I believe the Psalms are so beautiful and poetic and are easily set to music. This is why I love them so much. No matter how difficult your situation, you feel uplifted after reading Psalms.

Tonight, I’ll include a video of this Psalm being sung from YouTube.

 

Goodnight and God Bless,

Susan…