It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Friday, April 22, 2016

Chapter 4, Page 22, Book 16

Let never day nor night unhallowed pass, but still remember what the Lord hath done. 

William Shakespear

April 22nd - We must memorize the beautiful deeds God has worked in our lives.

Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory. 

Susan B. Anthony

Our faith is made stronger when we recall all the key moments and signs in which God has been active and present for us.  

And it’s these memories that cause us to be very thankful people.  We need to remember that if God has allowed it, then He has a reason for it, and it's ultimately for our good!   

When we are thankful, our focus moves off selfish desires and the pain of current circumstances.  Expressing thankfulness helps us remember that God is in control. 

Always remember to forget
The things that made you sad.

But never forget to remember
The things that made you glad.

Always remember to forget
The friends that proved untrue.

But don't forget to remember
Those that have stuck by you.

Always remember to forget
The troubles that have passed away.

But never forget to remember
The blessings that come each day.

Author Unknown

 Sometimes we can’t seem to see all the good things around us because of the pain that is within us. We will all have pain and problems in this world but thankfulness produces peace in life and passion for life.

In order for of us to know how blessed we are and remember to count our blessings; we must remember God’s faithfulness in our lives.  Thankfulness should be a way of life for us, naturally flowing from our hearts and mouths. 

Gratitude is the heart's memory. 



peggy said...

You are my go-to gratitude blogger! Good morning and wishing you a happy day. The sun is shining after the rain yesterday. So much work comes with the beauty of spring.

jack69 said...

I'm with Peggy!

Memories are comfort to the aged!

betty said...

I think it is good to remember how much God has done for us and how he has been with us always, even in the difficult days. I haven't for a bit but I used to keep a journal of answered prayer; it was good to go back and read the faithfulness of God over time.

Memories are the best part of some days I think :)


shortybear said...

memories are precious


Powerful words spoken here today. This especially,"Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones".

Rick Watson said...

I am grateful for your blog.