Do you know what I had to do to get it done? Wait and trust.
(Those seem to be two of the hardest things for humans to do. At least it is for me.)
I really like the sound of that word.
That’s even better.
I haven’t learned nearly as much as I’d like to yet, but one thing I have learned on this journey is the importance of REMEMBERING the breakthroughs. They are far too easy to forget the next time you’re stuck.
When God breaks you free from something, no matter how small,
you need to take the time and commit the energy to remember it.
In the old days, they built altars.
In the newer days, they broke bread and drank wine together.
I’ve tried altars, but they weren’t very meaningful to me. Material things never seem to trip my trigger.
Seems like recording them, writing them, strikes the right chord for me.
Writing is meaningful to me.
This year, I’m trying an experiment. I’m going through all my journals (that’s a bunch) and pulling out every single breakthrough (answer to prayers) I can find. I’m writing them in a “Remember Journal”. I bought a really spiffy leather journal that will stand the test of time.
I’m planning on throwing a party to remember and celebrate all the ways God has been faithful in my life. I’ll invite some close friends and family and break bread and drink wine together. Then I’m going to share the highlights of my journal and ask them to bring some memories of their own to share. It’s going to be some a grand shindig!
I’ll continue to write in my journal and mark big breakthroughs with a celebration. Hopefully, I’ll have several journals and dozens of parties before I’m done with this journey.
I guess it’s my way of building an altar.
And the next time I need breakthrough, the next time I’m struggling to wait and trust, I just open my break free journal and remember that I can wait and trust with joy because God is so faithful.
“From there he (Abraham) moved to the hill country on the east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. And there he built an altar to the Lord and called upon the name of the Lord.” Genesis 12:8