Let this be a Memory to Keep on Keeping On

Day 265 –

Never forget what the Lord has done; let it encourage you to Keep on Keeping on.

Matthew 16:8-10 “Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked, “You of little faith, why are you talking among yourselves about having no bread? Do you still not understand? Don’t you remember the five loaves for the five thousand, and how many basketfuls you gathered? Or the seven loaves for the four thousand, and how many basketfuls you gathered?”

Did you realize that as of today you only have 100 days left in the year? Don’t give up, you’re almost there!

You may be getting distracted or discontent, but remember all the hard days you’ve already made it past. Wasn’t Jesus with you then? Won’t He be with you again?

In the hard moments it can be hard to remember the good memories.

The disciples, Jesus’s trusted friends, His followers, and brothers were all with Him and witnessed His miracles. Jesus did immeasurably more than they could ever imagine, and yet they still forgot when they came to a new mountain to climb.

My girls are at the age where they hang their own clothes (or at least tell me they do). I still fold and separate everything, but I don’t have enough time in the day to hang everything as well.

Oh, the complaints and whining that comes from their mouths as soon as I tell them it’s that time again. Like…..how could anyone ever do this, why do you hang up Hunter’s 5 t-shirts and not hang-up our 50 dresses, where’s the butler (right!), it’s just not possible.…yet the clothes get hung every week.

If only they wouldn’t complain, if only they would just trust and believe that they can do it or that I can help when it gets too hard.

Jesus feels the same way about us. We watch Him work in our lives all the time, doing absolutely amazing things that we can only explain by faith. Yet, when another obstacle comes up or another mountain is placed before us to climb, we get frustrated and wonder how will this ever work out.

With God all things are possible.

There’s no reason to give up. It’s time we remember all He’s already done and let each remembrance be a reason to be thankful. And let this thankfulness encourage us on when things get hard.

I want my family to always remember the GOOD God has done for us. So, as Fall begins, our family is trying something new.

Every evening, as we sit at the dinner table, we are recording a memory of something we are thankful for. We place this memory on a little piece of paper, fold it up like a capsule and place it in a glass jar. On Thanksgiving morning, we will sit around the table with my families favorite breakfast of biscuits and gravy, chipped beef and toast, and massive cinnamon rolls. (Can’t you just taste and see all the Good God has done already?!) Then we will open up, one by one, each memory, reminding us of all we have and are to be thankful for.

You see, Each memory written down, is like a gift that we’ve been given to remind us of what He has done and all the good that He is still yet to do.

Why not let your memories remind you of how to keep on keeping on in the life that He has given you!

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