Monday, October 22, 2012

A PIECE OF MY HEART...Memory lane

How good is your memory?

The older I get, the more forgetful I become. But it seems to be the little things that I can't remember. Names, dates, where I put my glasses. Memories such as things in my childhood are still clear as day.

I can still remember playing on the playground in elementary school, and the first time I went to a school dance. I remember the first boy I had a crush on and I can remember the one Christmas that I got a mood ring.

Memories are made up of all the little things we do all throughout our life. Some are good, some are bad, some are disappointing, sad and some make us smile.

Just think of all of the memories that people all throughout the Bible must have made for themselves. I think of David, as a child stepping up to slay the giant...what memories he must have had! I am sure the adrenaline that built up in him as he drew back that sling must have been a lasting memory for him. I can only imagine the memories that Jonah must have had of the time he spent in that whales stomach! No doubt, something he never wanted to relive again.

We shouldn't underestimate the power of our memory. Every time we hear the gospel preached, it goes down in our memory. This is why it is important to bring our children to the House of the Lord, even at a young age, they may not grasp the entire message, but God's Word is being sunk into their mind, spirit and heart. Same is true for God's adult children.

That Word that we hear will be stored up in our memory bank and when the time is right, God will bring it back to our remembrance and He will begin to work in our heart, convict us of our wrong doing and urge us to turn to Him for salvation.

John 14:26 "But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My Name, He will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you."

Of all memories that you will have, remembering the day of your salvation is one of the most treasured. May the memories of your walk with God be a sweet aroma to Him. And to you.

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