“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—
~ 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! No Linkey – just blog hop old style – because I like how that starts communication and builds relationships. If you wrote a blog post remembering what He’s done for you, put it in the comment section. If you didn’t but what 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.
Remembering God’s Blessings: #6
Blessing looked like Nanny’s quilt spread,
a tray with tea, s’more fishes, and pigs-in-a-blanket,
sitting cross-legged in tutus
with my grands
reading about Toad and Ratty finding
before a storm hits
reading and sipping tea
then celebrating life
two turning three, and one
big brother meeting little,
holding a bundle just come
to us from heaven
that needs us so and loves us
without thinking about it
and boys become men turning
a year older
having walked a year longer in God’s
plan for their lives,
and thanking God for answered prayers
years ago answered prayers walk, breathing,
laughing, striving, some believing hard,
some easy, some circling into
and trusting God for new prayers sent out.
Blessings like a soft rain
after Sahara Desert sky filled days.
The loud “I’m home’s” and the soft “Good Night’s”,
the “What’s for dinner’s” and “Where’d you hide the syrup’s”.
Thank you God for the Big and Little Blessings,
Thank you God for letting me be a Mom to all the prayers
that turned into 5 boys,
and a Muddy to 5.
Thank you for never blessing meagerly,
thank you for the intricate detail
of each blessing, both little and big!
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” ~ James 1:17This is a Blog Hop!
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