Fading out…and in

Is it odd when you suddenly realize that not so suddenly you’ve stopped doing things that are important to you? When you see your life in a perspective not seen for a while, or through a vision that you’ve lost sight of? What about when you remember the things you used to wait for, long for, savor moments of and you realize that you’re not waiting for those things any more.

I’m not the only one…a cupbearer of the Pharoah’s says what I feel like lately “Today I am reminded of my shortcomings….” (Genesis 41:9) When you keep going, and everything’s “fine” and then you get a little jolt. Ha…you thought everything was fine, but look once again. Did you forget about me? I feel like a gentile when Paul wrote “I myself am convinced, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, complete in knowledge and competent to instruct one another. I have written you quite boldly on some points, as if to remind you of them again, because of the grace God gave me to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles with the priestly duty of proclaiming the gospel of God, so that the Gentiles might become an offering acceptable to God, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:14-16)

I don’t know what to compare a good reminder to….it’s like one of those really great things, that you know is good for you, but you forget how much it hurts at the same time…it’s like, ‘Oh yeah! Thanks for reminding me….but ouch, did I really go there?’

Slowly fading in & out….up & down…..one shade to another and back again. I love what it tells us in Hebrews 10:32 “Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you stood your ground in a great contest in the face of suffering.” This is exactly what I need to do. and as I ponder, “I remember your ancient laws, O Lord, and I find comfort in them.” (Psalm 119:52)

Remind me Lord, of your great glory, your power, love & omnipotence. Remind me of your faithfulness, and how you satisfy my thirst. You are my Light….”Light is sweet, and it pleases the eyes to see the sun.” (Eccl. 11:7)

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