“My heart has heard you say, ‘Come and talk with me.’ And my heart responds, ‘Lord, I am coming.’” – Psalm 27:8 (NLT)
Scripture is found throughout my home. Over the years, my mom gifted me with plaques, pictures, and various items that contained scripture or some Biblically inspirational message. I have them hanging on the wall, from a knob on my pie safe, or from a door. I have Christian magnets on my refrigerator and other places throughout, all reminders that God is my Heavenly Father and He is always there, no matter what.
In our busy world, we all need reminders. I have a drawer full of Post-it notes ready to remind me of things that need doing or calls that need making. My laptop, desk, and office wall are covered with these notes. It’s easy to forget things, and the notes remind me to complete my tasks.
I also think it’s important to remind ourselves to pray and study the Bible, but I know that’s one of those things people don’t put first in their lives. Our lives are busy, and it seems there is only so much you can do in a day. Unfortunately, taking time to read and study His Word gets shoved to the bottom of our to-do list.
Years ago, I bought myself a small desktop calendar. Each day of the month had scripture on it. Every morning, as I tore off the previous day, I often threw it in a desk drawer, not the trash can. I often felt that particular day’s scripture speaking to me, and I didn’t want to forget the message. Through the years, as I would go through a drawer, I would happen upon one of those scriptures from years ago and reread it. It’s amazing how one little scripture can light up a day or inspire us to seek Him. Walking through my home and reading one of the many scriptural messages on the things my mom gave me reminds me that God is real and He is our truth.
Even if you don’t take the time to study the Bible each day or read a chapter or verse, it helps to have little reminders around the house, in our workspace, and in our car. We all need reminding that He exists. He wants to encourage us in so many ways. He remembers each and every one of us, so let’s take the time out of our day to remember Him. Remembering His goodness reminds us to look to our world in hope, not fear. Remembering His love reminds us to love others.
Heavenly Father, I am so grateful to have You in my life. My thoughts and prayers go out to those who don’t have that relationship with You yet, and to those that do, I encourage them to seek You out and remember You every day. Help us to remember that your reminder notes to us are in Your Word. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Written by: Laurie Davis