Lately, a small collection of 3x5 cards have appeared on my walls. By my desk, one's a quote, one has song lyrics, and the other has a list of my priorities. And under my mirror I have one with two words: Nothing Else.
Why? I'm tired of forgetting.
After the Israelites crossed Jordan, they set up a memorial of what the Lord had done.
"And he [Joshua] spake unto the children of Israel, saying, When your
children shall ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean
these stones? Then ye shall let your children know, saying, Israel came over
this Jordan on dry land. For the LORD your God dried up the waters of Jordan
from before you, until ye were passed over, as the LORD your God did to the Red
sea, which he dried up from before us, until we were gone over: That all the
people of the earth might know the hand of the LORD, that it is mighty:
that ye might fear the LORD your God for ever" (Joshua 4:21-24).
God's been doing some great things in my life this semester, but as I'm often ungrateful and forgetful, I've taken the advice of friends and made a way for myself to remember.
Now each time I sit to study, I can remind myself of my priorities. When I look in the mirror I can remember that Nothing Else besides God can hold highest value in my heart.
What kind of reminders do you have in your life? Are you making a way to remember what God's teaching you?