The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad (Psalm 126:3).
After two months of changes, I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. I’m so thankful for the peace of autumn mornings.
This past weekend I prayed for strength. You know what? The Lord answered my prayer. He filled me with His joy. I can see the colors of autumn as they are meant to be seen. With a heart full of thanksgiving.
To celebrate all the good things (Not circumstances.) the Lord has done for us, I made a loaf of banana bread and a batch of apple butter.
How are you celebrating the goodness of God in your life? What do you see when looking at the seasonal changes? Take time to relax, let go, and celebrate. The Lord has done great things. Just look around you!
It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed,
Because his compassions fail not.
They are new every morning:
Great is thy faithfulness.
The LORD is my portion, saith my soul:
Therefore will I hope in him.
Still in remembrance
We have no trouble remembering hard times. A memorial of the incident leaps to mind when something terrible happens, bringing back all the emotions we experienced at that time. This is like… I remember when…
Jeremiah remembered his hard times.
But then, something happens. He writes, “This I recall to my mind.”
Recall to Mind
The word recall is a synonym for remembering. Now, I’m no expert, but these two words work differently in my thinking, especially in the spiritual context.
To recall is an intentional act. We mentally run through our files, pulling out the needed memory to bolster our failing hope.
Jeremiah intentionally focused on God and his mercies. His compassions. His faithfulness.
We can’t erase the hard times or the memories that come with them. But we can intentionally recall God’s unfailing love and His faithfulness to us.
On the other hand, the antonym for recall is forget. How easily we forget God’s faithfulness and His blessings during stormy seasons. The writer of Hebrews encourages us not to forget, but to recall!
Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering: (for he is faithful that promised;) Hebrews 10:23
Great Is Thy Faithfulness
Most people know the first verse and the chorus to the following song. I want to share the last two verses with you. And if you have the time, the video is well worth the listen. CeCe Winans is one of my all-time favorite gospel singers.