Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | January 4, 2019

Bookends & The Stuff In-Between

“I remember the days of old; I meditate on all You have done; I reflect on the work of Your hands.” Psalm 143:5 (HCSB)

The end of 2018 and the dawning of 2019 – the closing of one chapter and the unveiling of another. This week is always a time when I reflect on all that God has done for me in the past year and a prayerful time of seeking what He has for me in 2019. I call it my bookends – the period of time between old and new. Seems to come ever so quickly anymore – I’m sure you feel the same. If only we could get time to stand still long enough to drink deep and take in all that God does for us even in a moment.

What have your God moments been in 2018? If you don’t keep a list of those things God has done, I would challenge you to do so in 2019. Why? Because it’s that list of His unending blessings that propels us through hard places, complacency, discouragement and lukewarm days. I was talking with a friend a few months ago who was overwhelmed with life and couldn’t even see a glimpse of God’s goodness. So together we started her list and that ongoing list has carried her through many more days….enabling her to see His goodness despite the darkness.

The word “remember” is sprinkled throughout scripture; isn’t that just like God to challenge us to not forget what would so easily get misplaced in our crazy, distracted world. When I reflect on 2018, I remember most of all that He has never left my side. That God has enriched my journey with dear friends who have encouraged and inspired me in many ways. I remember little things jotted down on ragged, tear stained pages that lifted me through weary days and convicted me on grumbling rants. So thankful for the grace of God that covers my forgetfulness overshadowed by daily life.

What will our moments in 2019 bring? So glad, I can’t answer that – instead I take joy in knowing that God has it all covered. I can rest confidently in Him and yes, continue to keep the list of His blessings and faithfulness in my journey. Praying you do the same.

“Father, life evaporates right before our eyes – Your goodness is too easily forgotten. Help us to write down our blessings and teachable moments– living proof that You are intimately involved in all our days.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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