Malachi 3: 16: Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, and the LORD listened and heard them; So a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the LORD and who meditate on His name. NKJV
Many of us kept a diary as teenagers. I’ve lost mine over the years, but I’m sure if I could read them, they would seem silly to me now. Teenage angst, teenage crushes, it all seems so frivolous when you look back on it. But now, as an adult, as a Christian, you might want to consider keeping a journal. Write your prayer requests. Write answers to prayers. Write what you think God is saying to you, and when you look back on those thoughts and happenings, you will begin to see just how involved in your life the Lord really is.
The Scripture I chose for today tells us that God is abundantly overjoyed when we sit with friends and talk about Him. He loves that we love and cherish Him. He loves it so much that a book is written about it. That just amazes me.
I’m a journal keeper although at times haphazardly. I can leaf back through them and see how the Lord led us to plant churches in New Hampshire and Maine. How he led us to Louisiana to convince us to become part of the Assemblies of God. The way He guided our steps, though at the time we were walking blindly, totally by faith. Then there are those promises from Him that have not yet been fulfilled. When I see all He’s done, I know He’ll do the rest.
Philippians 1: 6: Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. KJV
Looking into some old journals I’ve found instructions from God. Struggles I was going though where I thought there was no way out, but there was a way, God showed us. I’ve found births of grandkids written about, new jobs, new moves. New people I’ve met. Old friends I still have. It’s a nice trip into the past especially when we can’t go anywhere.
Give it a try, I think you’ll be blessed. And don’t forget to sit with friends and talk about God, as soon as you get a chance that is. You want Him to write about you.
In the next verse, talking about those who were speaking of Him, He says, they shall be Mine. I’ll make them my jewels. I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him. Then you’ll know the difference between the righteous and the wicked, the one who serves God and the one who does not. He loves us. I encourage you to start a journal today. You’ll be blessed. Until next time!
New Season Assembly, next door to GHS will hold service Sunday morning May 10th, at 10:30. It’s Mother’s Day! Wear a mask if you want. You will be seated apart from those not in your family. If you have questions please call Paula at 304-677-9220.