Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this. 2 Timothy 2:7
Paul writes these words to Timothy, encouraging Timothy to ponder the insights that Paul is giving him about what it looks like to follow Jesus. I suspect these are the sorts of words that Jesus would say to each of us regularly, probably every day. Listen for what I'm saying to you... ponder, reflect, and discern what it is that I want for you!
On Sunday we talked about the Learning Circle (below) as a way to symbolize the two questions that help us grow spiritually: 1) What is God saying to me? 2) How am I going to respond?
In the verse today, Paul's leaning on Timothy to do the first half of the learning circle: to really listen, discern, and reflect on God's word to him so that he can answer that first question clearly. So how about you - what is God trying to get through to you? If you had to put it into words, what would you say that God is saying to you these days?