Tuesday, January 22, 2013

bad memory.

The particular 'types' of lessons that the Lord teaches me seem to show up repeatedly throughout my life. I'm sure He is up there thinking, "I have taught you this over and over again. Let's try a different angle this time to see if it sticks." I have a terrible memory. I'm thinking that might somehow have an effect on the lessons the Lord teaches me...

I'm constantly reminded of how much I need the Lord. How little I can accomplish on my own. How redeeming it feels to know each failure is completely covered. How cherished I am despite those failures. Basically I'm always reminded of the Gospel.

I have found that the most comforting exercise for me is to constantly look to Him, in the big and small obstacles, and try (key word there) focusing ALL of my attention on who He is. It has certainly distracted me from my own problems, worries, and fears. This practice caused me to remember (somehow) something that I tried to learn earlier in the year.

I looked back at my "new years resolution" from January 2012.. and it was about following the words of the hymn that says:
 
Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
look full in His wonderful face.

And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His Glory and Grace.

If only I'd learn this. If only I'd remember this. He is on a mission to engrave it on my heart. I'm sure a dent has been made because I do it more today than I used to. The more malleable I become, the better it'll stick, I suppose!

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