Forgetting . . . Remembering


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Deut. 6:5 Thou shalt love the lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul and with all thy might.

God wants his law in our minds not just on tablets of stone.  Grow love for God—love does grow.  The Holy Spirit initiates growth—seek it—pray for it—expect it!

True love from God is the human response to God’s perfect and infinite compassion:  if we confess and live the confession of faith above, love can be all of the below:




Not rude

Not proud

Not easily provoked

Thinks no evil

Rejoices not in sin

Bears all things

Believes all things

Hopes all things

Endures all things

Never fails.

Phil. 3:13 … forgetting the things that are behind.

Deut. 8:2 Thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God led thee.


Forgetting ills behind me, the sorrows past and gone,

Forgetting all my wanderings, too sad to dwell upon,

Remembering God’s great goodness, in times of stress and strain,

Remembering His restoring, I praise my God again.

Forgetting all my doubting, which dimmed faith’s vision bright,

Forgetting all the earth-clouds, the darkness, gloom and night,

Remembering God’s bright sunshine, and radiance of His face,

Remembering His long patience, I praise my God for grace.

Forgetting all unkindness which friends and foes have shown,

Forgetting and forgiving the wrongs that I have known,

Remembering God provided, unsought, each faithful friend,

Remembering love’s devotion, I’ll praise Him to the end.

Forgetting my repinings, when disappointments came,

Forgetting all the murmurings, which filled my soul with shame,

Remembering God was ever true to His Holy Word,

Remembering He was faithful, I praise my sovereign Lord.

__A. G.

8 comments on “Forgetting . . . Remembering

  1. joseyphina says:

    hello Jeanne, I’ve nominated you for the hugs award. please visit for the link to the award image. Stay blessed.

  2. everything He spelled out for us was an anointing — He was everyone of those things Paul delineates as Charity, He IS and, the keeping of the first commandment would shuffle the rest of life’s priorities into their proper place. A motivating post dear friend ! ALWAYS Debbie

  3. joseyphina says:

    Touching piece, Jeanne. Hope these words would dwell in my heart forever!

  4. jennyelaine says:

    Amen, and what is wonderful to know is that everyone of these things have been met in Jesus!! So when I have my eyes fixed on Him, emulating Him…then I can learn to love as He desires for me to love.

    • You have spoken so much truth, Jenny! Our eyes on Him, our hearts open to His will, our spirits showing His peace and joy to the world. He shall shine on and on. Shalom

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