Jehovah was not in the wind. And after the wind, an earthquake: Jehovah was not in the earthquake.
And after the earthquake, a fire: Jehovah was not in the fire. And after the fire, a soft gentle voice. (1Kings 19:11-12)

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Words of Wisdom for the Week-end: How We Re-Member

“Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; and he fell on his face at Jesus’ feet, giving him thanks . . . Then Jesus answered, ‘Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?’ And he said to him, ‘Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.’”
 {Luke 17: 15-19}



“This fallen world never stops dis-membering who we are. We’re all breaking a bit more everyday, even in small ways. And there, even as we ache, is the gentle whisper of God. With the quiet urging to give thanks anyways, to do this in re-membrance of Him. But why in the world give thanks? Why in the name of heaven? 
“Because when we remember how he blesses, loves us, when we recollect His goodness to us, we heal—we re-member. 
“In the remembering to give thanks, our broken places are re-memembered—made whole. 
“When we re-member all His blessings, we re-member all our fractures, and in giving thanks in the assembly it’s our very souls that re-assemble. 
“Is that it? . . . giving thanks to Him who let Himself be broken to make us whole, and doing this thanks in remembrance of His daily grace, it re-members and mends me and the pain eases. 
“The fracture lines in my heart all healing in this fusion to Him.”

“Lord, today, in the broken places, cause me to give thanks, to do what You ask, in re-membrance of You. So I may recollect all Your goodness, so I may heal and re-member.” 
~ Ann Voskamp, 'One Thousand Gifts Devotional: Reflections on Finding Everyday Graces

A Soft Gentle Voice

{Words for Wisdom for the Weekend: These are words that I have been challenged or encouraged by that I have read throughout my week that I kept pondering; words that I couldn't get off my mind and heart throughout my week. 

For other Words of Wisdom for the Weekend posts see here.}

3 comments:

  1. Building the alters of remembrance. So important. Thankful for you today, Rebekah. Have a blessed week.

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  2. Looking back and choosing to remember the testimony of the Lord is so vital for our Christian growth. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Beautiful, friend! I purchased Ann's devotional and it's a lovely addition to her book. You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. {Hugs} xoxo

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