In looking over some older computer files, I came across some notes I had written down from a Ladies’ Conference I attended 6 years ago. Some of the things I had written down I really needed to hear again at this present time in my life. Most of us do not have a photographic memory, so it is easy to forget the things that we have learned in the past. Sometimes we just need to be reminded again. There is even a Scripture that alludes to this.
2Peter 1:12 Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth.
Here are some things that I am grateful to be reminded of once again.
I’ve learned that if we never had any problems, we’d never have any miracles.
I’ve learned that there are 12 steps involved in making pottery and 8 of those steps involve pain. God is our potter, and in order for Him to make us vessels fit for His use, we will experience some pain and suffering.
I’ve learned that in living for God and with our relationships with others we need to avoid the 3C’s, which are comparing, competing and complaining.
I’ve learned that there is power in asking God to bless those who may have offended us or done us wrong instead of trying to take vengeance on our own, for vengeance is the Lord’s.
I’ve learned that we need to live for God because of who He is and not because of what He can give us. God wants us to seek His PRESENCE, not his PRESENTS.
I’ve learned that God never promised us that our friends or family would never forsake us. He never promised our good health would not forsake us. He never promised us our finances would not forsake us. He never promised us our ministry or position would not forsake us, but He did promise us that HE would never forsake us.