I love to write…that’s no secret. Finding time – not usually a problem. Topics – lots there but I find myself analyzing each and every thought to determine if people would really like to read about it or not. Often times, I discard what are probably good ideas because I decide that what I have to say is really not that interesting. Around that time, I start complaining to my dear husband about the amount of time that has elapsed since my last post. I lament the process, sure that he will not only sympathize with me, but maybe step in with a quality post or two of his own. But, no…instead he pulls out what we affectionately call, “A Word”. Adopted from our dear friend, Pastor Kirk, Brad has become adept at formulating little sermonettes, and, no surprise, they always are meaningful and insightful.
So, just recently, Brad put some things back in perspective for me. We are on a miraculous journey. God has guided our life in a way we never dreamed. He has protected us and stretched us. He has opened our eyes to a whole new world. He has grown passions in areas that were previously missing, and has helped us to know Him in a tangible way. Brad had been reading in Deuteronomy as we are both working our way through the bible chronologically and found himself meditating on this passage:
“Only be on your guard and diligently watch yourselves, so that you don’t forget the things your eyes have seen and so that they don’t slip from your mind as long as you live. Teach them to your children and your grandchildren…” Deuteronomy 4:9
Definitely time for “A Word”. Brad reminded us, and especially me, that this blog serves a purpose. It may not be something that everyone wants to read, but, if nothing else, it can be to help US remember. It can help our children remember. Because this path that we are walking is a result of what GOD has done in and through us. It is because of how he has interacted with us in our life and cared for us. While our life is no more special than another, it is our story of how God’s hand is at work. Our eyes have seen and our ears have heard, and we need to keep remembering. We must never forget. Just like the Israelites needed to be constantly reminded of God’s intervention in their lives, we need to be reminded as well. At times, we need to look back and be awestruck by how he guided our paths, helped us weather storms, protected us, and just KNEW the big picture when we only saw a tiny part of the plan. As we move forward in faith, we can look back with confidence – we can know the hand of God in our lives because we remember. We don’t forget what our eyes have seen.
So, I will write to remember. I will write to show God’s hand in our life. I will write to pen details to paper (so to speak) to have an archive of the prayers that are answered, the joys that we experience, the sorrow he comforts…because by sharing the details of God’s workings in our life, we are able to speak of His glory in a tangible way.
I will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord, forever; with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations. For I said, “Steadfast love will be built up forever; in the heavens you will establish your faithfulness.” Psalm 89:1-2
With a renewed passion to continue to write HIS story…