When I was a young woman, my mother and I would often go to Fenton Art Glass, world famous for their beautiful hand painted and blown glass. One trip stands out in my memory because it was for my 25th birthday. My mom bought me a vase to commemorate the day with each other.
The beautiful glass vase that we chose together sits in a window in my home today, catching the sunlight and reflecting it in rainbows. Every time I look at it, my heart smiles in remembrance of the day spent together and the laughter we shared.
As Christians, we spend time with God to find direction, strength and wise counsel before we make any life decisions. Whenever we doubt God’s direction or forgiveness, we can take our mind back to the exact moment when we met with God and reaffirm His direction for our lives. We have a definite memory to stand on, a reference point that we can point to and say, “I know it’s real, right here is where it happened!”
Just as you enjoy time spent with your parents or children and friends this Christmas, God treasures the time we spend with Him! Make a memory in your heart when God speaks to you through his Word, preaching, or His Spirit.
Treasure that memory as a point of acknowledgement and recognition whenever you doubt our heavenly Father’s love or direction. God wants to be an every day God; He’s interested in every area of your life. Say His name often in your heart, hold awareness of Him close.
Psalm 77: 11-12 I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. I will remember all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds.
Prayer: Father, help me to want to know you more. Show me how to make time in my busyness to spend time with you. I want to have memories of times you and I share together and talk, memories of your presence in my life. Thank you for wanting to spend time with me. Amen