“God speaks: I’ve had enough; I’m on my way to heal the ache in the heart of the wretched.” Psalm 12.5
Yesterday will not make anyone’s memory highlights.
My highlights tend to emphasize the very good and the very bad, in human terms of course! Major arguments and statements of anger with friends. Moments I received unusually good news. Great times with friends. These things fill my head. Yesterday had none of these things.
Yesterday, I discovered, rediscovered actually, the most important memories are ones where I sense, feel, and know God is acting. As you know, this week is already full of personal tests, moments of incredible failures, and a sense of life overwhelming me. Today is the focal point of the week’s work, a presentation to my boss’s boss’s boss where I am the focal point. Do these “important” events make the memory charts?
I don’t think so.
Important events occur when I experience God working in my life. Important events occur when I give away the God-grace in my life to those around me. I do not believe anything else really counts in the long term.
I have little insight as to the validity of applying my criteria to anyone else. I do find that my memories reflect my priorities. What is it that I hold most dear?
Yesterday I experienced God’s grace through the humor and jests of friends at work. Yesterday God hugged me through the arms of a child. Yesterday God expressed confidence in my by the questions posed through an email. Yesterday God gave me grace by letting me rest in Him. Yesterday God restored my energy by reducing my sinus pressure.
I cannot prove God’s role in yesterday’s activities. I am not sure if anyone else saw God with me yesterday.
I do know he is with you and me because he promised. I know He is here today because I remember Him being with me yesterday.
I wonder what memories I will create today. Will I let God word or do I try things alone? Yes, No?