Remember

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In my business making memories,
I have become too occupied to remember.
If I never take time to reflect on those memories,
that business is worthless.
~~~
“Lord, I admit that I often
run around trying to make all these memories,
when in fact I never stop and remember
why I do what I do.
You ask me to do all things for Your glory, not mine!
Forgive me when I seek my own glory in this season.
Help me remember today,
in the midst of my business and preparations,
that it is all about Your Son Jesus –
who did indeed all that needed to be done.” inside-outside 003I remember the days of long ago;
I meditate on all your works
and consider what your hands have done.
Psalm
143:5

(Heidi Viars, 2013)

27 responses to “Remember”

  1. What a beautiful poem prayer and photo to help us remember and turn to Him always! Thank you and God bless!

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  2. You’ve got me thinking, Heidi, as you always do! I can turn the preoccupations of the season into praise. Memories to make? Praise God for the family and friends who make them meaningful. Cards to write? Praise God for the opportunity to pray over folks while addressing their envelopes. Presents to wrap? Praise God for the joy of gift-giving, for the delicious anticipation of Christmas morning, as well as the actual day itself.

    I’m going to start my Christmas praise today! Thank you, Heidi!

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    1. oohhh… Yes!!! When I read your comment I thought of Colossians 1:16 “For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authoritiesโ€”all things were created through him and for him.” I thought especially about “FOR HIM” … looking forward to reading your posts!

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  3. Thanks for the beautiful reminder to slow down and take in what is around us and make a memory. Hope you have a blessed weekend!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Shelly! Blessings to you as you make memories and remember!

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    1. Thanks for inspiring this thought Skye … Love coming to your blogs … always find my self either challenged or encouraged (and often both at the same time) … Blessings to you!

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  4. Love your poem and the photos, especially your new header!

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    1. Thank you, Sue. These are the very last pictures my camera took before it gave up its ghost (or better before the LCD went white) … I loved that camera ๐Ÿ˜ฆ … God reminded me to give Him thanks for all the pictures I was able to take with it ๐Ÿ™‚ Wishing you and yours a reflective Christmas season, dear friend.

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      1. Wishing and praying for you another camera, sweet friend! Blessings your way, too, and stay warm!

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        1. Yes, we are staying warm … it’s 4 degrease right now … so, I am putting my big-girl pants on and will stop whining about the camera … too many things to be grateful for ๐Ÿ™‚

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          1. Yikes. That’s cold! ๐Ÿ˜

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  5. Lord, help us to see Your reflection in the ‘tinsel’ of life … not ours. Thank you dear Heidi … blessings xxx

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    1. I love that picture … of the tinsel and the reflection … Indeed, His reflection not ours! Thanks so much for stopping in, Liana!

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  6. This is wonderful as usual, Heidi. I think one of the greatest disappointments in life, is the “let down” that comes when we’ve been so busy being busy that we don’t know up from down, or scarcely who we are, let alone why we were doing things in a such a frenzy. We over-invest in activity sometimes, and then wonder why it didn’t bear the fruit WE wanted/needed. I’m glad for your reminder today–about WHO we do all things for. People don’t always give us the strokes we need–but if we’re in tune with His Spirit, God says, “Well Done, Child!” Have a blessed day–much love, sis Caddo

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    1. Speaks to the heart Caddo … thank you.

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      1. You’re welcome!

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    2. I agree with you, Caddo! I think we often find our worth in what we do, when truly our worth is found in the Lord, and what He did for us. Yes, I so often look to people to give me the affirmation … I am grateful to the Lord for continuing to show me such mercy and kindness ๐Ÿ™‚ Much love to you, dear sister!!!

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  7. A good lesson there. Thanks for reminding us to remember better. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Patti for reading and commenting. Blessings to you, dear blogging friend!

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  8. Slow us all down Lord . . . let us keep on eyes on You! Amen and Amen. ~ Blessings ~

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    1. Yes, Deb… may He slow us down and help us keep our eyes on Him! Blessings to you, sister!

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    1. Thank you for reading, Bill. So grateful for your blog!!

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  9. Amen. In the hustle and bustle of the season, it’s so easy to lose focus. I’m so thankful for my brothers and sisters in Christ and fellow bloggers like you, who inspire and exhort. ((hug))

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    1. Let’s continue to remind each other of the real reason of all our hustles and bustles ๐Ÿ™‚ I am grateful to the Lord for you, Rene!

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