I Remember…

I remember standing in front of a field that had big toilet paper letters spelling ‘MARRY ME?’

Psalm 111:1-10

Reference: v.10 He has caused his wonders to be remembered;
the Lord is gracious and compassionate. (TNIV Bible)

Explore: I remember waking up on Christmas morning with a stocking full of presents, always with an apple and orange at the bottom.

I remember sliding down the stairs on a mattress with my housemate and laughing until we nearly cried when we got to the bottom.

I remember when I was skiing down a run at Mt Hotham and everything just clicked into place and I finally felt coordinated for the first time on a pair of skis.

I remember going for a long drive with my dad in the car and reading him a brilliant short story by Roald Dahl about a con man pretending to be a priest.

I remember standing on some rocks with my best friend and sisters at the beach and being sprayed by the waves as they pummeled the shore.

I remember standing in front of a field that had big toilet paper letters spelling ‘MARRY ME?’ written on it and Cameron bending down on one knee with a jewelry box.

Application: Our lives are filled with memories. I am so blessed to have so many happy memories in my life already.

Each one of these memories reminds me of God’s wonder – acts of love; friendship; creation; humour; and creativity. Although He may not be so obvious, God is present in all our memories.

I have other memories where God is more centre stage.

I remember being on a beach mission and feeling so exhausted when Isaiah 40:31 came to mind and I instantly felt renewed.

I remember being so torn about making a huge decision and after going for a long walk and praying I felt a supernatural peace.

I remember being so upset after I was taken advantage of by a single mother and I heard God say to me, ‘You did it for me.’

Memories can be very precious to us. It’s these memories that I have of God which help me to continually have faith in my Creator, who loves me and desires to be a part of my life. It’s these experiences that I can explain to others to help point them to their Saviour too.

God is so amazing He is definitely worth remembering.

Prayer: Lord, You weave throughout my whole life. May I take a moment to stop and notice You in my past as well as in my present. Amen.

What is a memory you have from God?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.