A Simple Way to Brighten Your Day

Write down the things you want to remember about Jesus.

Posted in , Jan 13, 2021

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Remember His marvelous works which He has done, His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth. 1 Chronicles 16:12 (NKJV)

There are many aspects of technology that I enjoy: my laptop, smartphone, and DVR and the ability to stream music and FaceTime loved ones. But in some ways I’m old school. I have friends who have almost completely replaced paper with apps, calendars, and alerts on their phone or computer. Not me—I still use paper. I have a wall calendar hanging in the kitchen and a day planner sitting on my desk. My drawers contain small notebooks for jotting down products to research, DIY recipes that were successful, and other info, such as the last time I fertilized the houseplants. Periodically, I update my list of birthdays and addresses of family and friends. A magnetic pad on the memo board keeps a running grocery list. Each day I divide my to-do list into three parts: phone calls to make, emails to write, and tasks to get done. If I want to remember something, I write it down—on actual paper with a pen or pencil.

One day a thought struck me: Why not write down things I want to remember about Jesus? The Bible shares wonderful truths about Jesus and our relationship with Him. But sometimes I forget the exact truth I need to remember during trials, periods of loneliness, times of crisis, or just in the pressures of day-to-day living. So now I’ve started a to-remember list: Jesus loves me unconditionally. His Spirit lives inside me. He’s promised to never leave me. He will work out every circumstance in my life for good. He’s prepared a perfect, eternal home for me.

Simply reading the first few items is enough to brighten my day.

Faith Step: Keep a small notepad tucked inside your Bible. Each time you read a truth about Jesus that you need to remember, jot it down on your notepad.

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