Sabbath Sunday - December 31st

Reflecting on God’s Faithfulness

WATCH: What is Sabbath Sunday? Why is this an important rhythm for Redeemer? We answer these questions in the short video below.

What is Sabbath Sunday? Why it's Important? from Redeemer Round Rock on Vimeo.

READ: Psalm 77, Psalm 63:1-8

REFLECT: Good reflection starts with slowing down, quieting our soul, and tuning our mind and hearts to the Lord. Begin with 5-10 minutes of silent listening before the Lord. If you’ve never tried to sit silently with God this might feel uncomfortable at first. Here are a few tips: Find a quiet place, turn off your phone, turn off music, etc. Work to still your heart and your mind before God. It might help to pray Psalm 131. After spending a few minutes quieting your soul work through the reflection questions below.

  • Take the 10 minutes to reflect on God’s work in your own life personally over the last year. Some questions to consider: What has God taught you this year? How have you seen change or transformation in your own life? How have you grown in your awareness of God’s goodness and glory? How have you grown in your awareness of sin and your need for the gospel? In what ways has God blessed you this year? How has God proven faithful in your times of need? How has God worked in your family? What are your hopes and prayers for your self in the next year? Set a timer and don’t move on until you’ve reflected for 10 full minutes.

  • Take another 10 minutes and reflect on God’s work in/through your missional community over the last year. Some questions to consider: How is your missional community different than it was a year ago? How has God used your missional community in your life? How have you seen God work in the lives of others? How has God worked through your missional community in our city? What has been your favorite moment in community this year? What are your hopes and prayers for your missional community in the next year? Set a timer and don’t move on until you’ve reflected for 10 full minutes.

  • Take another 10 minutes and reflect on God’s work in/through Redeemer over the last year. Some questions to consider: How have you seen God at work in our church as a whole? How have you seen his power on display? What are the things that God is doing in our church family that fills you with thanksgiving? What specific people has God used in your life? What have been some of your favorite moments with Redeemer this year? What are your hopes and prayers for Redeemer in the next year? Set a timer and don’t move on until you’ve reflected for 10 full minutes.

SHARE: The purpose of this exercise is to remind you of God’s ever-faithful presence in your life. We hope that by reflecting on God’s work your faith is strengthened. We also hope that it will remind you that you have a story to share. If you are willing, we would love to hear your stories of God’s works. You can share your stories with us HERE.