A couple of days ago at the Upper Room Daily Reflections a few paragraphs from Trevor Hudson’s book, The Serenity Prayer: A Simple Prayer to Enrich Your Life, were posted. He wrote, “…Of all my personal spiritual practices, the nightly review has brought the most growth.” He described the nightly review as,
1. Make some time to be quiet for a few moments. Take a few deep breaths to settle down. Invite God to be with you and to shed light on the past day.
2. Ask God to bring to mind one moment of the day for which you are most grateful, the moment that gave you the most life or when you received or gave the most love. If you could recapture one moment of your day, which one would it be? Relive this moment. Breathe in again the gratitude you felt and thank God for it.
3. Ask God to bring to mind the moment you are least grateful for, the moment that drained you of life or when you received or gave the least love. Reflect on what was said and done that made it so hard. Acknowledge your feelings about this experience. Refrain from judging yourself. Share these feelings with God, and let God’s love fill you again.”
(You can find the entire post at – http://daily.upperroom.org/?p=2084 .)
What Hudson describes as the practice that has brought him the most growth, might not be the same for you, but do you think the nightly review is worth trying? And why might Hudson say this has brought him the most growth?
What about reviewing our day, the high point and the low point, with God might help us growth?