“being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. ”
We’ve been spring cleaning around the house for the last several weeks. My main focus has been shredding. I burned up my old shredder, shredding so many documents, I had to purchase a new one.
I have been shredding documents going all the way back to 1999. I didn’t realize I had been storing old bills that long.
As I went through each piece of paper, memories came flooding back to my mind. Old bills of doctors visits and hospital stays reminded me of the medical challenges I had endured over the years. I could look back and see the healing.
Other types of paper especially delighted me, things like my daughter’s old artwork when she was five years old, notes she had written to me for Mother’s Day and Valentines Day. Her little pictures with misspelled words still brought joyful feelings remembering her at those ages. Those cards were as important to her as they were to me and still are. Those are cherished memories. Over the years, bills had covered them up. They now reside in a special box.
Over the years, I could see how far I had come from the person I used to be. I had kept cards and notes from others, thanking and encouraging me in my walk with God and my ministry. With each memory came the gratitude to my Lord. As I sat there, I thanked him saying, “Lord, thank you for bringing me this far. I’ve come so far and it’s all because of you God. I remember when…. and look at me now. I am…..”
Have you ever sat and thought about how far have you come in the last ten years?
How has God changed your life?
If you need help remembering, try shredding old documents. The process will jog your memory of what God has done in your life in the last ten years. As the scripture says, “he who began a good work in you will carry it onto completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
Remembering as I’m shredding,
The Fruit Wars
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