My earliest memory as a child is of my mother holding my hand. I remember peering out from behind her leg; I must have been about 4 or 5, and as I looked at the other little girl in the room, fear gripped me and I squeezed her hand even tighter. I looked at her, she looked at me and my shy and fearful nature was quieted by the security of the one who stood next to me; the one who’s hand I had looked to for guidance and comfort.
It has been many, many years since that day long ago in my childhood; but I remember it like it just happened; that feeling of fear, then comfort. The knowledge that no matter what, I would be protected. The times that it is most vivid to me is when I find myself in that situation again. Not hiding behind my mother’s leg, but when I find myself insecure in a situation or fearing what is to come. I cling not to her hand but to the memory of protection and the knowledge that there is one who loves me above all, standing by my side. And in a very real way – it helps.
The bible tells us to remember.
- Remember our past
- Remember the help we receive
- Remember the blessings given
Because in those times that we so easily forget because of circumstance, these memories can be a reminder of comfort, liberation, or provision. It reminds us that the one who loves us most was there for us before and will be again. It comforts our souls to know we are not alone and gives us the strength to face what lies ahead knowing that rescue is imminent.
We are told to remember – how do you remember?
In October, a beautiful life will be hosting the first a beautiful life women’s conference in Romeo Michigan. Many workshops are being offered throughout the day focusing on spiritual growth and outreach. The topic of remembering can be very powerful throughout our lives and making it a practice can be the difference between fear and peace. Here are the classes offered on this topic:
Remember: Inspired Journaling
Have you ever wanted to keep a journal, but never thought your writing was good enough? The bible says that we are to remember all that God has done for us. Once upon a time that was accomplished by stories passed down through the generations. In this day and age, the art of storytelling in families is all but lost. But God still wants us to share what we have learned, what He has taught us through our experiences. Our perspectives are unique to each of us, so your voice is an important one! Join us as we explore how to write what God had placed on our hearts through a guided journaling session. You will emerge with the tools to continue passing on the story of your spiritual life through the written word, which is timeless.
A Room for Two: God and You!
Is there a special place where you meet with God each morning? Do baskets of laundry keep you from focusing on the time you have set aside to pray? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a thriving relationship with the living God? Well this is the workshop for you! Discover why starting your morning with the Holy One, sets you up for a successful day of walking in His light. Find the “little things” that help you to focus on Him and not your to-do list! You will leave with the tools necessary to create a personal space for two - God and you!
Growth in our spiritual lives is one of the most important things that we can do to improve the joy and peace that we experience in this temporary world. God’s peace is available to us; Jesus said it.
“Peace I leave with you. My peace I give you. I give to you not as the world gives. Don’t be troubled or afraid. John 14:27
Part of accessing this peace is remembering that it is available to us. Sign up today to save your spot at the first a beautiful life conference. Classes are filling fast as we enter into the last 6 weeks.
Fill out our online registration form here: http://fs30.formsite.com/lsevola/form1/index.html
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We can’t wait to meet you and share the knowledge and experiences given us! See you October 18th!
Soli Deo Gloria!