Remembering His goodness… God knew how I needed to meditate this past week. He prepared me.
Today’s post is going to be a bit on the short side because I am currently in Iowa with family following the loss of my grandma. Thank you so much to those who have so sweetly shared their condolences with our family.
There are few things which stir as many emotions as the death of a loved one. To be happy is somewhat cruel and twisted, yet to wish to belabor my grandmother’s life (pain and suffering) any longer would have seemed crueler still. What does one do with such confused emotions? I will never forget someone who once said he came to a certain funeral because he was looking forward to getting smashed afterward. Personally I have played “Skeeball” and other arcade games after a memorial service. We often guilt ourselves into (or out of) sorrow.
For me this month’s Faith Reboot 30 Day Biblical Meditation Challenge has been grounding. Spending the last week meditating each day about God’s active involvement in my life and thanking Him for His involvement in my past has reminded me of things involving my grandma.
*Coming to faith at age 5 after Vacation Bible School (praying with my grandma)
*Seeing my parents honor their parents in their latter years with servants’ hearts
*Remembering the influence of my grandparents’ faith and home church led to the salvation of both of my parents
*Joyfully naming many family members grandma is seeing in Heaven who also had faith in Christ
We are wrapping up the Biblical Meditation Challenge on Wednesday so for the next three days we will focus on one Fruit of the Spirit which is a weakness in our own spiritual lives. I would suggest (per the method we have previously used) read over Galatians 5, then focus on verses 5:22 and 23 specifically.
I hope you have enjoyed the Faith Reboot Biblical Meditation Challenge! Please leave a comment below with one thing you have enjoyed this month.