Easter has come and gone. My house still has the decorations up and I will get to putting away eggs, bunnies and crosses. But for now, I am reminded of new beginnings. Jesus came to give us life, real life, abundant life, full life. That is what the cross was about. He took our place. He paid the debt. He went before us so that we could live through his resurrection power! Wow!
“to this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me.” Colossians 1:29
But life goes on and I forget.
Spring will turn to summer, and I just might forget.
Do you ever forget?
In my office I have a few things to remind me of truth. They are items that are meaningful to me . Some might wonder why I have certain things and little props in my sitting area. The things I display are visual reminders so I can live in a ” forget not” place about the things God has taught me along the way.
A framed puzzle: To remind me of the promise in Romans 8:28 ” All things work together for the good” The completed and framed puzzle reminds me that though I only see the heap of pieces of my life’s puzzle, God sees the finished picture. My life is a journey with the Father a sacred journey in which he carefully is completing the picture, piece by piece.
A little metal pitcher: This empty pitcher reminds me that I need to remain an empty vessel through which God can pour his life through. Every day his desire is to live his life and love through me. I must remain empty of me to be filled with him.
A small wrapped gift: This reminds me that each day is a gift and that I need to present myself fully to the wonder of the day and the opening of God’s gifts. I also am reminded to be grateful, living with eyes wide opened to God in my midst in all the ordinary things in life. He has called us to be his everyday vessels!
What do you need to remember today? What can you place out in your house, at your desk or near your vanity mirror that will remind you of a truth fresh to you?
I am praying that today you will remember and that I will too!
Reminder: You don’t have to understand the pieces of your life’s puzzle. They make sense to God. Turn your focus on the finished picture that He is working in and through you….even now.