1st Corinthians 13:13
When I was a struggling single mother my prayer journals consisted of leftover pages in spiral notebooks from my kids’ school years. I couldn’t afford to buy nice journals so I just took the leftovers and made do. Which was fine because those pages recorded my prayers and praises quite well, and I know God heard me just as clearly as He does now.
I still have those leftover spirals. I keep those pages as reminders of all the prayers He has answered, the faith He has grown in me, the hope that sustains me, and His great love which enveloped at all. The hard single mother years are long behind me now. I have not only the joy of grown children with whom I am close but precious grandkids who are my heart of hearts. Life is truly wonderful for me these days and so it seems fitting that I have the privilege of writing my prayers and praises in a beautiful book that was designed just for that purpose. There is something lovely about having a beautiful hardbound journal with nice lined pages to express my prayers to the Lord.
Given to me be a sweet friend, my most recent beautiful journal with it spaciously-lined pages on quality paper has its cover taken from 1st Corinthians 13:13. Faith hope and love. Those three words contain such promise because it is true what the scripture says, that faith hope and love abide but the greatest of these is love. And it is the sacrificial love of Jesus that makes faith and hope possible. For if we dare to have faith, even that is a gift from God, and if He is the object of our faith then that is the source of the real kind of hope that does not disappoint (Romans 5:5)
The Bible tells us to never forget what the Lord has done for us. It’s called polishing your monuments. Have you polished your monuments today?