>One day I awoke to a host of memories of sin and errors that long sense have passed yet have lingering effects. And I was shaken to the point where it would have been better to stay in the bed.
And then I remembered…
But this I call to mind;
therefore I have hope:
The Lord’s loyal kindness never ceases;
his compassions never end.
They are fresh every morning;
your faithfulness is abundant!
So I went and brushed my teeth. And looking in the mirror I was broken by all the flaws that are clearly seen when you get close enough to the mirror to see yourself. Pained by gazing into the mirror and knowing what I am susceptible to. What by God’s grace left unstrained would hang me up and hinder the body too. For a minute I was paralyzed by my own precepts. And then I remembered…
We tear down arguments and every arrogant obstacle
that is raised up against the knowledge of God,
and we take
captive to make it obey Christ.
So I put my coat on and headed to the door to continue with the day. And as I opened the door I saw a fallen world that is cold that I am no longer of. And I remembered parts, areas, and principalities that I used to join in and give hearty approval to others doing too. And I heard them calling me to join in…again. I heard the cries of those lost who begged for an eternal truth and an answer to the question of evil and suffering in the world. And I began to doubt myself and the rest of the body also. I began to question would we live today worthy of His reputation (his Glory), not shying away from the Gospel and all of its implications. Then I remembered…
“The LORD bless you and protect you;
The LORD make his face to shine upon you,
and be gracious to you;
The LORD lift up his countenance upon you
and give you peace.”
When I would start my day on my history alone, I find a wasted day. For I had forgotten all that God had done before the alarm clocked sounded. But,
when I remember….