Wednesday, July 9, 2014

SHORT TERM MEMORY

We have spent several days in a futile effort to explain the


Why?

in life.  Three times now I have broached the subject---danced around the concepts---tossed around the truths.  Today is the final word on the subject which God tossed my way while listening to Sunday's sermon.  The truths have now all been neatly packaged and the bow is tied--waiting for us to pick up the box, pull the string, and grasp as they spring forth.  When you start digging--the hole can become bottomless---for the truths of God are as vast as the universe surrounding us---and none of us will ever reach anywhere close to the edge of all of them. 

My final missive---I seem to have only short term memory when it comes to God.  When my world was crashing around me---when there seemed to be no tomorrow---when the pain was intense---the loss devastating---and I questioned WHY?---I had forgotten to look into my memory beyond the fog of today--and remember the joy of yesterday.

My life is filled with blessings---and yet I got so mired down in the disappointments that I forgot to remember

WHO?

Who showered me with a life filled with blessings?  Who surrounded me with sweet family?  Who provided all I need to sustain me?  Who created this beautiful world?  Who connected me to my community of believers?  Who provided wisdom and teaching that I might grow?  Who had been by my side every step of the way?  Who had held my hand and led me?  Who?

I lived in the cloud of short term memory---and looked down at my feet and not up to the heavens.   I forget God's unchanging character and the truth

GOD IS GOOD

There is an explanation of the Why's---perhaps I will never see it--but the truth remains that God is good---God is love---God is faithful.  I need to join the spiritual luminosity and practice retention of long term memory-during short term crisis.  Even during the worst day--in the midst of the most terrible loss--when there seems to be no reason to go on--

HE IS GOOD

LIFE IS FILLED WITH BLESSINGS

ALL THOSE BLESSINGS CAME FROM HIM

GOD IS GOOD!

"I have set the Lord always before me.
Because he is at my right hand,
I will not be shaken."
Psalm 16:8

2 comments:

  1. How very true..we often forget about the blessings. Thank you Lulu. Blessings

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  2. Much discussion surrounds "happiness" and all that that conjures up, while forgetting that God knew us before we were knitted together and knew the struggles, and we know not His mind, or our righteousness is like filthy rags before Him and where sin abounds, grace abounds all the more. Creature comforts and happiness are so over rated, please, just give me a little peace of mind. Quotes come to mind like: I never knew He was so "RIGHTEOUS" or I never knew that "GRACE REALLY was SUFFICIENT and more" for all my sins, and wickedness and unrighteousness (and the big slap in the face is that I can't earn it, it is a gift, so that NO MAN COULD BOAST, and I never knew that GOD"s LOVE IS/was SO very powerful more powerful than loneliness, and unhappiness, and that word we don't like much, unrighteousness and slap in the face to most Christians ...... when I think, I think on these things... When God looks on me He sees NOT my unrighteousness, but rather the RIGHTEOUSNESS of CHRIST JESUS, MY LORD, .the comfort of Knowing Him now and for eternity.... this I will dwell on....Hold me slave no more to this world, but rather free at last... Free from Sin and From Unhappiness and From Aloneness, and all other misery.... that this world throws my way....When I found out God was all I had, it occurred to me God was all I needed.....Maybe this RIGHTEOUS RANT will be helpful, even if not very organized...

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