"I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands."
The mind is very complex. I assure you that I cannot comprehend it's function! However, I can tell you that it is able to store immeasurable amounts of data from childhood through adulthood! I know things that I cannot remember, and yet there are a pleather of memories that I cannot forget! I want to challenge us in this post. Challenge us to remember what’s important. In order to get through these difficult times, and even get through our lives, is to bring to memory the things that matter most.
"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." Philippians 4:8
Throughout life, as we walk along different paths, we find ourselves drawing from our memories. Whether it’s a moment in time, an occasion, or an occurrence we find that bringing those good memories from the past into the present can change how we feel or change the attitude that we have! Have you ever started a conversation with, "remember when"? Sure you have, we all have, and I can tell you that when we get started down that path more memories begin to flood the mind. (and in my case usually a lot of laughter!)
We are always told not to focus on the past because its usually not the good times that we think about. And yet it is the past that holds all of the good times that we've had. Understand that one second ago is still considered the past. We shouldn’t try to forget our past, but instead we should focus on the good memories that we have. Memories that can bring us joy and comfort in the present.