How to Remember on a Word-Filled Wednesday

Are you like me? Prone to forget?
Well, then, here is a “how to” list that is sure to help us remember. A God-designed method for searing into our souls that which is most important.

So commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these words of mine.
 Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. Teach them to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, so that as long as the sky remains above the earth, you and your children may flourish in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors.” Deuteronomy 11:18-21

 

God knew the people would have a hard time remembering His commands. He understood that, once they entered the promised land, there was a very real danger of forgetting what they had learned in the desert.
 
And so came stern warnings. Why? So that they and their children might live and flourish in that land of promise.
And isn’t this what we desire as well? Then, let us commit ourselves wholeheartedly to His word. Today, wherever we go, whatever we do, let us immerse ourselves in the remembering. 





Remembering the Real World

I’ve been hit and miss with blogging lately due to a wonderful vacation with my hubby. We decided to take a road trip to Colorado, both to escape the cares of life and the lingering summer heat.

Here is one of our first glimpses of mountain bliss…

We found a quiet garden where we let ourselves be still for a while, breathing in the fresh air and our lovely new surroundings –

Our hearts opening up like this flower to receive God’s gift of rest…

Vacations, the right kind, are like stumbling upon the fountain of youth. They are healing and life-giving. We tried to drink it all in, knowing that our few days here might be hard to recall after our return to “the real world”.

But I’m reminded that the real world is not the one filled with the frenetic activity we call living – it is this. Seen clearly in stillness. We hear it in the silent places, where spirit connects with Spirit and the soul runs free.

So we took the first snapshots with our eyes, recorded them on mind and heart film and then used our digital camera as backup.

Because we do not want to forget…

God, please help us to remember.

“He has caused his wonders to be remembered; the LORD is gracious and compassionate.” Psalm 111: 4 NIV

The Truth About Lies

Most of our lives are spent trying to find out who we are. And, sometimes, like children, we remain fearful of failure or rejection so we end up hiding our true selves.

Is that why God has to constantly remind us how much He loves us? I guess there is so much negativity in the world around us and in our own minds at times that He graciously keeps whispering in our ear the truth about how special we are to Him. The truth about who we are and that we have great value in His eyes.

I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of starving on lies. I want to feast on truth. Because the truth about lies is, well, they’re just that. Lies! That’s why I was so moved by Mary Demuth’s life-giving words which I read today in her blog post.

You can click the link above to read it for yourself. I hope you will because I know we all need to be reminded.

And aren’t we glad God keeps those reminders coming?

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