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Look in the Puddle and Remind Yourself


Sometimes we forget. Sometimes we get so crazy busy with life that we forget. Sometimes the noise of the crowd overwhelms the still small voice and we forget.

I think David did too. I think that’s exactly why he wrote these words in Psalm 103:1-2:

“Praise the LORD, I tell myself; with my whole heart, I will praise His holy name. Praise the LORD, I tell myself, and never forget the good things He does for me.” NLT

I think he stood at his bathroom mirror as he shaved one morning and said those words because he realized that he was forgetting the most important part of being alive.

Ok, maybe he was out in a field somewhere looking down into a puddle at his reflection. But either way, he understood that sometimes we need to get after ourselves to remember because forgetting comes all too easy.

What does this have to do with marriage? Everything.

Some of you are tired, you’re battle weary…wishing, waiting for that breakthrough. Wanting your marriage to be like hers, and hers and his.

But you’ve forgotten the barriers that have already come down. The testimonies you once raved about and how good God has been on the journey.

It’s time to remember. To look yourself in the puddle and remind your heart how faithful God has been.

You may not be where you would like to be, but you are so far from where you were.

Celebrate that. Thank Him, praise Him.

And like a warm breeze on a spring afternoon you’ll be refreshed again. The winter months are behind you. It’s time to remember, time to forgive, time to quiet the roar of life and start living.

One day at a time, praising Him for the good things He has done.

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