Monday, July 29, 2013

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

I am a very nostalgic person and I love to look at pictures that bring back memories of the past, good memories.  I love to talk about the good old days and recall the good times and try to forget the bad times. It's like you are back there again, having a good time again with friends and family.  Yesterday I was sorting through some things, keeping some and discarding some and I ran across a picture of an old, old farm house when we first moved to Oregon, I was around eleven or twelve and the house was so old that snakes could crawl up the vine on the porch and sneak in to our upstairs bedroom.  I am scared of snakes and the memory of that still lingers.  My mother did our laundry on a washboard, it was primitive living to say the least but it was good living even then.  We learned to work and I ended up being a workaholic if there is such a thing, but it has always been good for me.  I never hated work.

I was thinking about my walk down memories lane with Jesus, how up and down it has been and feel so bad that it couldn't have been up all the time, I would be so much closer to Him now then I am and would know His will for me better than I do now.  How much I have lost through the years by my up and down travels with Jesus.  Some of it has been very good and other times I have sunk into a pit, when things didn't go as I though they should, sounds selfish doesn't it and I suppose it was.  No excuses for it.

How has your walk down memories lane been?  Smooth, up and down or just plain down?  I know the feeling of it all and it doesn't bring back good memories sometimes and other times it is real good memories.

In Hebrews 13:5  He said in the last part, "I will never leave thee nor forsake thee."  Now that is the reason I am where I am today, He has never left me nor forsaken me and He never will, I can be very sure of that.
So that is the part of memories lane I like to remember, the part where He has never left me not forsaken me.  That is why I love Him so much, He has always been there for me and heard and answered my prayers even in my down times.  I can't wait to see Jesus and hug His feet and thank Him for walking with me all the way to the kingdom.  They are all good memories when you think of it this way, don't you think?
Grandma Joan

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