Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Remember.......

    I am linking up with Bonnie Gray today over at Faith Barista for OneWordLent, and focusing on the word "remember" as we walk through Lent this week.  This prompt word resonated with me because just a couple of weeks ago, Holy Spirit had whispered a response to Joel's prayers about my journey in healing and what Holy said for me to do began with one word~~"Remember".  I was to remember and write down all that God has done for me in my 67 years of living.  I was instructed to write down all the healing that has taken place in my body and soul over the years, and do it on a daily basis.  So, I have been putting pen to paper, and looking back to remember.

    When we remember what God has done for us, when it is right there before us in ink and written by our own hand, those memories become a testament of His love for us.  We cannot help but feel grateful.  Oh, Jesus, you are so good to us all!

    In this season of Lent we remember how Jesus suffered and died for us.  Even if you were the only person on earth, He still would have suffered and died for you.  It was not something He looked forward to.  He asked His Father to take it from Him, while knowing in His heart it was going to happen. He endured the cross and carried all our sins and diseases as Isaiah 53 tells us.  If He was willing to suffer unspeakable pain and suffering,  how He must love us.

    The other day while in the garden with Jesus, where I go to visualize spending time with Him, I reached out and held His hand.  It felt so rough, and as my thoughts went in that direction, remembering that He had been a carpenter after all, I looked down and saw the scars.  The scars that He carries for me.  For you.  From the cross.  Thank you Jesus.

    Lent gives us the needed time to remember.....

    And as my list of remembering grows longer, peace and trust grows deeper. My belief for His promise of an abundant life grows stronger, my gratefulness for those rough and scarred hands of my Savior fills me, and my praise overflows with love for my Savior.

    In this season let us remember..........


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    4 comments:

    Bettie G said...

    "And as my list of remembering grows longer, peace and trust goes deeper." What a true thought! I am also being asked to look back and see how Faithful God has been over the years. Thank you for your words that point to HIM!

    Anita Johnson said...

    Look at your past and see all of Gods faithfulness...what an encouragement you are.

    Renee said...

    Thank you for coming by, Bettie....

    Renee said...

    Hugs, Anita....