Over the last several days, I have been updating the "catagory" labels on my posts. This meant..Looking Back. What a blessing it has been. I have never been a journal keeper. I have said, several times, to myself that a prayer or praise Journal would be a great, idea...but I just haven't been able to bring myself to writing it down. As a kid, even, I didn't keep a "diary." I have never wanted to write my heart on paper for people to read! I have ALWAYS feared the "wrong" eyes reading my thoughts...letting my vulnerable heart be exposed...so, I didn't write.
The funny thing is...I still say "I don't keep journals." I'm usually pretty adamant about it, too! HAHA! What did I think this BLOG was?
After reading over 3 years of blog enteries...laughing...crying...remembering God's faithfulness...it hit me that this is where I expose my heart, where I celebrate milestones, where I journal...where I become more vulnerable.
I have thouroughly enjoyed Looking Back. I would encourage you to pull out your journals, photo albums or Blog posts and Remember the Goodness of the Lord...what he has brought you through...where you are going...and who you are becoming In Christ and give Him all the Glory.
"Then Moses said to the people, "Remember this day in which you came out from Egypt, out of the house of slavery, for by a strong hand the LORD brought you out from this place. " Exodus 13:3
"You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the LORD your God brought you out from there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Deu 5:15
"Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called "the uncircumcision" by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands-- remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ." Eph 2:11-13