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Remember To Remember-Part 1

 

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Can you recall a time when things in life were going, for the most part, pretty smooth.  I bet you can. But I also bet you can recall a certain time things were not going quite as peace-filled as you would have liked. We all have. There’s a good chance we all wish we were able to forget those situations, right?

I do, however, want to encourage you to be glad you can’t forget those times because, if you do, you’d be forgetting that God was actually right there, carrying you along.

I think back to a few tough ordeals I’ve had to deal with. A few larger than normal trials I would have loved to have avoided. Yet, there is something about them that makes me actually glad they took place. Something that makes me want to tell you that we need to, when dealing with hard times, remember to remember.

What do I mean? Remember that God had reasons for causing it all. It was God who led you up to the top of the highest mountain that sure was not easy to climb.  Remember how He carried you through those deep and dark times.  Remember His promises that He’ll be right there with you on every step on the road ahead. Remembering how He obviously carried me through my two ordeals has me know He’ll be there again with trials ahead.

Thinking this way won’t make future trials over-flow with smiles. Of course not.  But, here is one of many examples God showed He was holding me in my unplanned pregnancy that I’m thankful is there to remember.

this picture is a clue.

Doctor and patient are discussing

Click here to read.

There are a few versed from this one song by Steven Curtis Chapman I want to share.  I hope you seeing the words I led your, or I carried you help you as they sure help me. 

And now I’m looking out at the road that’s waiting
But my eyes can only see so far out ahead of me
As sure as the sun will shine there’ll be more mountains I will climb
And more deep dark shadowlands where desperate faith is all I have

Remember the way I led you up to the top of the highest mountain
Remember the way I carried you through the deepest dark
Remember my promises for every step on the road ahead
Look where you’ve been and where you’re going
Look where we’ve been and where we’re going
And remember to remember

There is another reason this song stood out to me. I’ll be sharing that next week.

Time now for you to think. Why don’t you share with me a song that stands out to you right here ! As soon as I see that title, you know I’ll be looking it up. 🙂

If you want to read her story from her book God and Your Pillow , grab it in book or kindle form through Amazon – You can follow Marianne on Twitter at @mariannesmemoirs  and read more on her blog at mariannesmemoirs.com

Songs

Someday – Song #30

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Do you ever think ‘Someday I’ll . . . ‘ or “Someday we should . . . ‘ or ‘Someday I might  . . . ‘ followed by a hope? Let this song I chose encourage you with your own ‘Someday’ you’re hoping.

Being this is the second to last song I’m sharing, it was harder to choose. There are still many others songs I wanted to pass along but decided to choose one with hope.

With all that’s going on all around us right now, I occasionally wish the world around us could just, as the song says, stop trying to find another mistake, and just start over again. But we can’t. Maybe, someday, we’ll figure all this out. Maybe, someday, people will agree to disagree yet still keep peace between one another, trying to find a way to make things better while carrying a ‘Love’ flag as this song shows.

Lots of confusion, yes. Lots of uncertainty, yes. There is, however, nothing on this earth more certain than knowing God will never leave us, nor will He ever forsake those who cling to Him. Maybe, someday, more people will believe in God, and allow Him to put an end to all our doubts with what’s going on around us. I wish someday, somehow, all would put Him first, follow Him, and basically start everything around us all over again.

What do you wish would be better? What is your wish for your ‘Someday’?

Note – Being I have been doing one song each day this month, tomorrow will be my last. Look forward to seeing you then.

Marianne Petersen’s book God and Your Pillow is now available. (Amazon) – You can follow Marianne on Twitter at @marimemoirs and read more on her blog, marimemoirs.com.