Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | November 21, 2022

Keeping The Blessed List

“But they soon forgot what He had done and did not wait for His counsel.” Psalm 106:13 (NIV)

Forgotten. Left off the list. Intentionally erased. Purposefully dismissed. Amazing how quickly we can move from down to up and miss how we got there. It’s not like our minds went on vacation – we remember lots of things: birthdays, anniversaries, doctor visits, bargain sales, passwords, etc. But when life shifts from desperately in need to being full, we tend to forget who got us through. Good becomes our feast, and we become our victor.

No different than the ten who found themselves freed from leprosy (Luke 17). Lifting up their voices as they begged for mercy when Jesus passed through their village. Healed by the very words that flowed from Jesus’ lips. All cleansed, made whole, restored – and yet only one returned to praise. One remembered. One, with a loud voice, glorified God and fell facedown at His feet giving thanks.

A year slips away – 2022 quickly fades. Where has Jesus taken us? What lessons have we learned? What has He done in the moments of our days? Is our list short? Have we intentionally forgotten because we survived? What prayers did He answer? How did we navigate those hard places and still shine? What about those glorious sunrises and sunsets – what beauty unfolded before our eyes? Who painted the sky? Who created the perfect moments when protection surrounded us? And what about those sweet times with family and friends – who orchestrated the relationships in our lives that bring us such joy?

I’m an avid list maker. Grocery lists. Things to do lists. Books I’d love to read lists. And as I head into the holidays it’s the Christmas list. Best list ever is the one naming all God is to me. Not just all He’s done, which is incredible, but remembering who He is and how He intentionally pursues a relationship with me.

Let’s be the one who never forgets. Let’s keep the “blessed list” that isn’t erased. Let’s rehearse His goodness found even in those unexpected places. Let’s purposefully remember all He has done. Let’s intentionally reflect on treasures birthed in the darkness. Let’s not flee in the midst of success neglecting to glorify God. Let’s be the one facedown at His feet shouting praises at the top of our lungs.

“Father, seal in our hearts and minds the incredible story You are writing over our lives. Help praise to flow effortlessly from our lips. And in good, remind us that You alone are the Giver of all things.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life


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