Remembering the blessings God has given is hope whispering, reminding – His ways have worked before; they work now, though I may not see, Our God with His ways is working, will work again – and I will tell the story of it.
Last week, I felt fragile, worn – like I needed to be wrapped in tissue paper and tucked away. This week, I feel like unwrapping myself from that tissue-paper cocoon. Maybe not fully emerging, but gingerly stepping to the edge of the busy and contemplating that first step back in. . . yes, contemplating.
Hope whispers. . .
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” ~ Isaiah 41:10
The wedding is over – and it was blessing – the mists on the mountain, the grey skies, the people who are part of their story who committed to drive in a straight-to-the-sky incline and celebrate a forever love – a not-ever-giving-up relationship.
Hope whispers. . .
“Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” ~ 1 Corinthains 3:7
The sciatica attack has receded to achiness, to uncomfortable sleep but sleep still, to an awkward gait, but my son twirled me at the wedding, and all the muscles and nerves sat back and let me enjoy that sweet moment.
Hope whispers. . .
“So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” ~ 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
My house had figuratively exploded during a master bath-closet remodel. The stocking hangers on the stairway have been a one of my innovative closet areas recently. A laundry basket of shoes is tucked next to the baby bed in one room. One son, to his chagrin, has had to share his closet with me. I’m never quite sure where what I’m looking for is. This week, I start re-organizing, putting the clothes, the shoes, all the get-ready things back where they belong.
Hope whispers. . .
“He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.” ~ Ecclesiastes 3:11
In all the messy up-side down, God has met me, sat with me, helped me commit to our journey forward, even if moving forward feels like uncomfortable sitting.
I am remembering God’s careful care of me, His healing and strengthening, and the answered prayers for miracles and everyday ordinary challenges.
Shalom, my friends! Thanks for your gracious patience with me!
Remember Me Monday: #67 & Linky
“I’ll make a list of God’s gracious dealings,
all the things God has done that need praising,
All the generous bounties of God,
his great goodness to the family of Israel—
. love extravagant.”
~ Isaiah 63:7, The Message
In the Old Testament, God repeatedly, quietly and loudly, tells his children, “You have forgotten me!” (Jeremiah 3:32, Ezekiel 22:12, to name a few). It’s a heart cry from a father to a child who has forgotten all the love, all the saving, helping, little and big blessings – and it leaves me stunned when I realize our Father, the creator of the universe, who knows things I cannot begin to fathom, who authors storylines that leave me amazed, delights in all of us so much, He cries out, “Remember Me.”
While every day is a Remember God Day, I am inviting you to join me on Monday mornings to come by and remember what God has done for you, for your family. Maybe God sent a cardinal darting out in front of you, as if to tell you, “I’m here,” or broke a child’s fever after you laid it all down at His feet in a 2 a.m. bedside vigil. Maybe He stood with you in the wait of a prayer sent out, or brought someone you loved to Christ. Maybe He healed your broken heart, gave your courage, or you gave Him your dreams as a love offering only to have Him give them back in an unimaginable way. Maybe God helped you survive to bedtime after a crazy Monday, or forgive yourself for missing it with your kiddos –– Whatever it is, let’s Remember Him. . . in a “Remember Me Monday” love letter.
“My mouth will tell of your righteousness,
Of your salvation all the day long,
Though I know not its measure.
I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, O Sovereign Lord”
~ Psalm 71:15-16.
Let us delight in Him by telling the stories of what He’s done! If you wrote a blog post remembering what He’s done for you, join the linky. If you didn’t but still want to praise Him for what He’s done – write it in the comment section. Then visit a comment before or after yours! One of the beautiful things about the blogging community is the relationships it builds!
Rules? Write long or short, a list or a story, include photos or not. Just Remember Him and what He has done, and let the gratitude of your heart guide you. Let’s make Monday so Rejoice, that the goodness of God spills into the rest of the week!
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Places I’m Linking at This Week:
Inspire Me Monday, Instaencouragements,
Legacy Link-Up, Recharge Wednesday
Faith on Fire, Tell His Story, Grace&Truth
Let’s Have Coffee Wednesday Celebrate Your Story
Scripture&Snapshot, Sunday Scripture Blessings