Being bold and brave again today as I join forces with Lisa-Jo Baker and take part in Five Minute Friday.
The challenge is to write for 5 minutes on a subject of her choosing, no backtracking, no editing, just letting it flow.
Before I tackle the subject of remembering I want to share how this is a very special day for me as I remember the arrival in the world of my youngest son.
Please indulge me a moment while I say, “Happy Birthday, sweetheart” to him.
OK. Here we go..start the clock…
Many of us find life very challenging as we fight through memories from our past. It helps us in general to remember good times instead of the bad.
Here I am remembering God’s constant goodness to help us feel stronger in the present.
Before you were born I knew you
You are precious in My sight
You are deeply loved
Nothing is impossible for Me
I will never leave you or forsake you
Nothing can separate you from My love
I died to set you free from sin and shame
I cover your disgrace with a mantle of grace
You cannot hide from Me
I am with you always
My greatest desire is to be in relationship with you
I delight in showering blessings on you
You can have Love, Joy and Peace as you walk with Me
This is the day I have made, rejoice and be glad in it
Come to Me – I will satisfy all your needs
I fill your emptiness
I have a great plan for your life
Walk with Me in surrender and I will walk with you
Stop the clock..time’s up!
Although I have been unable to give chapter and verse here, many of these ‘God says’ words are in His Word – the bible. It is our greatest resource for remembering how much God loves us and desires us to be in relationship with Him.
Sometimes, God asks us to forget:
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland” ~ Isaiah 43: 18 – 19
When He is ready, He asks us to be prepared to move with Him.
Maybe He is whispering to someone today, “Remember my goodness” or maybe He is urging someone, “This is a new day, a new time, a new thing I want to do in your life”.
Whatever God may be saying to us, the important thing is to listen attentively, heed, obey and respond.
May you be blessed by His grace, comforted by His word, and at peace through His presence in the week ahead.
Do join in the challenge!