Stopping to Reflect

I had an interesting time in prayer on one of the lies this week. It was one that I thought I did not buy into very much, but as soon as I started praying, it became obvious that I did to a much greater degree than I would have thought. Very insightful. Interestingly, it only took a few minutes of stopping and listening and asking God about it to reveal it.

I realize that what I saw is likely only a surface issue. More layers underneath. And most of the time the insight doesn't come so quickly. The the deeper we're willing to go, the harder it is. But it hit me in a fresh way how important focused reflection on biblical input is. The temptation is to go go go and not stop and reflect. Yet without it, some of the most important things don't happen.