Forgetting. . .Remembering

 

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

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, love can be:
Kind
Non-bragging
Non-envious
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.

 

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

Blowing in the Wind

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Blowing in the Wind

©2014 Jeanne E Webster.  All rights reserved

 

 

“Either

                               you

                                                                        are

                                            leaving 

your

                 mark

                                             on the world,

                                                                                                           or

                                                                the world

                  is leaving

                                                                                     its mark

                                                  on

                                                                                                               you.”

~unknown

 

 

The author of the above quote has a great truth here.  Let’s give it some thought as we live out our days.   Are we Christians blowing in the wind or being blown about  by the Holy Spirit? 

 

Phil. 3:13-14  Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended, but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forth unto those things which are before . . .  I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

v. 17-18 Brethren, be followers together of me and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an example.  (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ, whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)

Forgetting the Past

happy senior

© 2011  Jeanne E. Webster.  All rights reserved

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Dear Dad:

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Where’ve you been all my life?

A funny face in a photograph.

Where were you during my strife,

Or when I needed to laugh?

I guess life goes on the same;

You went your way, not mine.

You did leave me your name,

With that I’ve done just fine.

Good to see you once again

After all those twenty years.

Don’t care where you’ve been;

You’ve wiped away my tears.

Let’s get on with our “today.”

Reconcile our hearts and souls.

Put aside all those yesterdays,

Let God finally make us whole.

~

Love…

your daughter

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PS:  Fathers are so important to the lives of their daughters.