This upcoming Sunday is the first day of the new year. It’s a time to look forward to what’s coming and to reflect on what’s happened.

If we don’t reflect we run the risk of not realizing how we’ve grown, how we’ve changed, and how God’s spoken to us. There is an old spiritual technique called the Ignatian Examen. But in a simplified version you simply look back over a period of time and ask yourself these questions:

  • When did I feel closest to God? When did I feel farthest from him?
  • When did I feel full of generosity and grace? When didn’t I feel generous and gracious?
  • Where did I notice God in the past year? When did I fail to notice him?
I’d invite you to simply do that. Take some time and reflect on what God taught you this year. I’ve done that and have come up with a Top 10 list of lessons I’ve learned about God this year. And I’ll share them with you all next week.
But what about you? What has God taught you this year? What’s your top ten list?
I’ll share my list, but I’d love to hear a few of them off of your list!
Because maybe what God has taught you, you can teach me…

2 thoughts on “Making a Top Ten List…

  1. Great Sermon on Sunday. I agree that God likes coffee. I agree with you 100% on your #1 item in your top ten list that God is certain. He asks us to remain in him. I have seen that when I trust/remain in God he is faithful to lead and use us. Like really what do I have to offer when you compare my numb-chuck skills to God’s skills. I would rather rely on him to use me!

    1. That’s an great way to put it – “rely on him to use me”. It keeps God in charge, and keeps us accountable.

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