Cling to God's Promises
I have a tendency to be forgetful. You?
Sometimes I seem to forget the things I've struggled through in my past, the hard work I've put in, the raw words I've written in my countless journals, the ways I've pushed through pain, the great things that came from it, the lessons I've learned that made me stronger, and the joyful feeling of accomplishment when all was said and done.
Sometimes I seem to forget the ways that God has provided for me—big and little, the ways he has shown his very personal love to me, the promises he has given me, the unique ways he has armed me for battle in this tough life, the specific ways he has comforted me when I was losing motivation, and the sweet rewards he has given me for being courageous and obedient.
Sometimes I need to slap up a big fat reminder of what God has told me so that I don't forget it. Sometimes in order for my heart to see clearly, I need my eyes to see Scripture before my head has a chance to invent distraction.
This year, Chad and I are clinging to 1 Chronicles 28:9-10. For us, it is summed up in the phrase, "Know Me. Trust Me. Do the work." We're committing our lives to this bit of Scripture this year and memorizing it so that it's always at the front of our minds. We're claiming 2015 as a year of remembering.
How about you? What's your mantra in life right now? I pray you cling to Scripture and remember all our Father has accomplished in, around and through you in the past, and all He has in store for you this year if you dedicate yourself to Him.
"I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come." –Ephesians 1:18-21 NIV
Our 2015 Langhoff Mantra: