Friday, January 27, 2012
Treasure for the Generations
"For the sake of Your word and according to Your will, You have done this great thing and made it known to your servant." ~II Samuel 7:21
"Your words have supported those who stumbled; You have strengthened faltering knees." ~Job 6:25
"I delight in Your decrees; I will not neglect Your word." ~Psalm 119:16
"May Your unfailing love come to me, O LORD, Your salvation according to Your promise; then I will answer the one who taunts me, for I trust in Your Word."
I have kept a habit for the around the last 10 years. Oh, don't worry, it's a GOOD habit! lol
It starts out that I am a note-taker. I keep a little notebook in my purse to write down ideas for articles or blog posts, & for great quotes that come up from time-to-time. I am also one of those people you might see furiously writing down notes in Sunday School or during the Sunday Sermon. I learn more by writing and seeing.
I used to have piles of notes & church bulletins with notes scribbled all over them . . . and because they were in a pile, many eventually got thrown away. So sad.
When my girls were little, the Lord put the idea into my heart that 1) why take all those notes if they weren't going to be saved and re-read? 2) His Word, along with my thoughts on them, may benefit someone ~ my family, in particular. 3) They are all written in my own hand & may be treasured just as much as I treasure hand-written letters from loved ones who have passed.
So, I started getting those blank notebooks that they sell in gift shops & book stores (there are some really beautiful ones, I especially like the ones that already look old & worn) & from there was born the habit of writing out my sermon notes, adding my own thoughts to them & writing out the words to worship songs that touch my heart. With these all being written my own handwriting, I'm hoping that they will become treasured by my daughters & for future generations. I'm hoping that they will help to lead my descendants to the loving arms of Jesus Christ (should He tarry) & also give them a glimpse into my own life, thoughts, prayers, favorite music, my walk with the Lord & how precious God's word is/was to me.
And it will all be in my own handwriting. In a world going high-tech, I'm hoping that this will be appreciated as a treasure from their past.
Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><