Monday, December 31, 2012

How the Moose in the Microwave Jarred My Memory

My microwaveable moose
I might pride myself on my marvelous memory if it weren’t for the moose in the microwave.  I open the door of the microwave to prepare some frozen veggies for dinner, and out pops his fuzzy head.

 How did I forget him there?
It’s a microwaveable plush pet filled with dried lavender that provides hours of warm comfort on a winter night . . . when I don’t forget to take it out of the microwave.  I really do enjoy its soothing aromatic benefits, so how is it that distractions or busyness or just plain forgetfulness cause me to leave it forgotten there.

The moose in the microwave reminded me last night that I need not forget the Lord’s benefits.  (I love how Scriptures pop into my mind at unexpected times.)  When I saw the moose, I remembered these words. . .

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. Psalm103:2

With 2012 almost history, and the New Year a sunrise away, now is a good time to remember all the things that God has done for us this year.  Coming face to face with my forgetfulness last night, I got out a pen and paper and made a list of all the noteworthy things that have happened to me and for me in 2012.  I filled several pages with. . .
—particular prayers that God had answered not only for me and my family but on behalf of others as well
--the many times He got me and mine over hurdles, moving a few mountains too
--the milestones accomplished by nothing less than His mercy and grace
--and special memories I now treasure.

I was surprised by how much I had already forgotten.  It was a joy to look back over the year and make the list.

This week a friend shared an idea for a “kindness jar”, or a “thankfulness jar” as some people call it.  It's a way to keep track of the good that happens over the year.  Write down the things you want to remember on slips of paper, store them in a jar, then read them all over again at the end of the year.  That's a fun way to preserve those memories. 

O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endures forever. 1 Chronicles 16:34.

                                         Court House in historic Washington, Georgia
As we count down the minutes until the New Year, I am thanking God for you along with all my other blessings.  Thank you so much for being a part of Write Moments with God.
Go into the New Year with God and allow Him to lead the way for you.  Happy New Year!
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  1. Good morning Rose and what a splendid article! Believe me when I say that your article rescued me from a little negative trip I was on. A very realistic trip, real life and all, but reading your article put me in a right frame of mind. Bless you. I so liked your sharing the "Thankfulness Jar" that I stopped reading and made one! Had to.... I might forget otherwise. lol
    Have a blessed day and I will share this article. Blessings. :)

  2. Lily, this is such a treat for me to read. I am so glad this put you in "a right frame of mind". All praise to you Lord Jesus! Thank you sincerely for your kind words. They mean so much to me. Keep me looking up, in fact. Yes, I'm going to make a "thankfulness jar" too. Happy New Year!

  3. Hey Rose ...

    Hmmm ... I don't know if it runs in the family or what but that (the moose in the microwave) sounds like something I would do! Thank you once again for words I can relate to. I too just recently shared the "Thankfulness Jar" idea on my Facebook page. I meant to find a jar today to have it ready and guess what? I forgot to get it ready! Oh well, I will find one tomorrow. Much love to you as we ring in 2013!

    Love Ya,