I am trying to think of an intro to this blog that doesn’t begin with, “Can you believe it’s already February?” But, I’m coming up short. I don’t know how all of your new year’s goals are coming, but it’s usually this time of year when enthusiasm wanes and resolutions start slowly dropping off. If I’m honest, I’m about 50/50. Some goals are right on target, and others I haven’t really thought about yet. The good news is that I still have eleven months to fix that, right?
No matter where you’re at, though, there’s still plenty of reasons to glorify God, right? And if you’ve flipped your calendar page (here’s your friendly reminder!), then you know that our hymn for this month is “To God be the Glory.” This particular week it seems like an easy thing to do. The job’s going well, marriage is going well, Letter Me Loved is going well – so I’m singing those lyrics loudly.
However, if you caught me a month ago or even a week ago, it might not be the same story. I tend to have a short memory – can you relate? Our sweet group of friends have been reading through the book of Genesis with #SheReadsTruth, and it seems like the fathers of our faith had a similar problem. God did great things. He made a beautiful covenant. He proved himself over and over again – a son born in old age, a ram in the bushes, a forgiving brother, interpretations to dreams. Then, the next thing you know you’re pretending your wife is your sister.
I can’t judge, though. God has proved himself over and over to me, too – an answered prayer, a sweet friendship, a well-timed word. And that’s not even scratching the surface of the whole dying on the cross, forgiving my sins and redeeming my life thing. Yet, I so easily forget. God is so faithful. His grace is so amazing. And He deserves all the glory and praise.
That’s our focus this month. Giving God the glory He deserves no matter how we feel or what our circumstances. Won’t you join us?
Here’s a couple of February free desktop backgrounds to help you remember. Please enjoy!
How are your 2016 goals coming? Do you have problems remembering God’s faithfulness?