Sunday, August 28, 2011

ABC Scripture Challenge {Word #18}, Remember

Challenge Word #18: Remember

Remember. Most of us think of ‘remember’ as a recalling of something. I love this definition of remember: “to retain in the memory; keep in mind; remain aware of.” As Christians, we are to retain God’s word in our hearts and in our minds. We are also called to pass it down to our children. Deuteronomy 6:6-8 says “These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.”

A few weeks ago my mother told me that my grandmother’s family Bible was found as they were cleaning out her house. She passed away in February of this year. My mother said “I didn’t even know we had a family Bible.” Well, if my mom didn’t know, I certainly didn’t know either. What a treasure!! But why did none of us know or remember that we had a family Bible. What’s in it? Who wrote in it? When was it purchased? Why wasn’t that treasure passed down along with the faith stories? Now, no one remembers. What a tragedy.

So, how are you raising up the next generation to not only know God but to live fully for Him and to pass down the faith stories so that the generations will remember? Sharing your faith and remembering how God has helped you in the past, moves us forward in our faith. Recording it as it happens also helps us remember accurately and helps the next generation as they walk with our precious Lord. Psalm 105:4-5 says “Look to the LORD and His strength; seek His face always. Remember the wonders He has done, His miracles, and the judgments He pronounced.

Remember the wonders He has done! Are you doing that? Are you recording it for future generations? If you don’t know where to start, be sure to look through my {Faith Journaling} Challenge. These journaling prompts will help you record your faith story so future generations will remember. What a legacy you can leave behind! Will you start today? And how about using the questions to interview grandparents and other family members? Maybe they haven't recorded His wonders but you could help pass it on by interviewing them! As future generations read your memories and/or hear about them, they can only be strengthened in their own faith. God recorded His words for us to remember. Now will you pass that on too so others can remember also?

For my page today, I wanted it to have a "heritage" feel. So, I used the new Our Daily Bread Designs set called "Seed Packet" that will be released Thursday, Sept. 1st. You don't want to miss this one! The "seed packet" itself looked like it could be a book page too. I also used the new Prima paper called "Printery." I loved the old writing and the ledger paper in this paper pad. The heart is from the ODBD store. It's called "Heart to Heart Lace Doily."  And for my scripture, I chose to use Psalms 105:4-5 I mentioned above. I loved the phrase "remember the wonders He has done."

Papers: Prima Printery, Paper Trey Ink cs
Our Daily Bread Designs Stamps: Seed Packet
Stamp Ink: Archival Ink jet black
Embellishments: Cheery Lynn Heart to Heart Lace Doily die, Authentique petite type circle, Tim Holtz walnut distress stain and tiny attacher, Prima wooden buttons, hemp from Hobby Lobby, misc. twill, Derwent watercolor pencil juniper green

As you share your pages, please be sure to use Keyword ABCSCRC11 when posting your creations in any online galleries. Also, please leave a link to your creation here using Inlinkz! To see all of our previous lessons, please visit this post here. Blessings to each of you,



Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [29 Aug 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

NickelNook said...

Beautiful page Patter! I REMEMBERed to comment! lol I really loved this study! Thank you so much!...Nancy :o)

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