It is easy to miss the activity of God in our lives. Some of that can happen simply because we forget. One of the things God often encouraged His people to do things in order to remember. He had them keep a pot of manna to remember God’s provision. Joshua put rocks in order to remember the crossing of the Jordan River.
Memory and memorization is a hobby of mine. I know that is very nerdy, but I have embraced the nerd within. At the same time I know that it is important to keep a log of the things that God has said to me. I was reading through some of the notebooks that keep a record of things that I have felt God saying to me. Just rereading them has a great impact to encourage and challenge me.
What method do you use to capture the things that you feel God saying to you? Maybe a sermon has spoken to your heart and challenged you in some fashion. Maybe a verse has come to your mind and encouraged you in a particular way. Maybe a friend spoke a word from God for you or a message came in a dream. I believe that it was a Chinese proverb that says, “The palest ink is better than the best memory.”
I have talked elsewhere about my simple journal method that I use to capture the things that God does every day. It has an important impact on my perspective on life. How are you going to capture that activity?
I am in the process of moving a lot of these paper items to Evernote which is a great resources and it is free. I can capture thoughts that God gives me and bring them back when the time is right. I heard the story of Jonathan Edwards, one of the great preachers in history, would ride his horse and pin little notes to his jacket of thoughts he would have so he wouldn’t lose them when he got home. Now they have an app for that.
What method will you start today to set up monuments to the activity of God in your life?