There is a strong chance that when you got ready for your day this morning; you spent some time looking in your mirror. You paid attention to your reflection to make sure you were presentable for your day. As we take up our crosses every day and follow Christ, it is vital that we take this same principle of reflection and apply it to our spiritual lives.
The first question we should ask ourselves is found in Genesis 3:9.
“But the LORD God called to the man, ‘Where are you?’.“
Although God asks Adam where he is, I have no doubt that our heavenly Father knew exactly where Adam was and was likely asking Adam to ponder his own location in proximity to the Lord.
When was the last time we considered where we are, what are we battling with, and the areas that we have yet to invite the Lord into?
The second question comes in Genesis 4:9 when the Lord asks where Cain’s brother is. Again, I believe that this was not a question that God didn’t have the answer to, but an opportunity to allow Cain to ponder his action towards his brother.
When reflecting, it is immensely important to ask where our brothers are. Not just those who agree with our thoughts and views, but also our brothers with whom we disagree and feel disconnected from.
As we push forward, let us reflect on our vertical relationship with the Father and our horizontal relationships with each other, considering the posture of our hearts; and may we be brave enough to make changes wherever the Spirit deems necessary.
Sequaisa McPherson, Database Administrator