Sunday, March 24, 2019

Looking Back

Hubby wasn't feeling well today so we stayed home from church.
While he rested I spent some time looking back.
I went back to the beginning of my blog
and read through my first year's worth of posts.
It was a great trip down memory lane
but surprising how much life has changed since then.

I also spent some time looking back over my prayer journals.
It made me think of the story in Joshua 4,
where Joshua had the Israelites build an altar
after God had parted the river Jordan.
It was an Altar of Remembrance.

"Joshua said to the Israelites, "In the future when your 
descendants ask their parents, 'What do these stones mean?' 
tell them, 'Israel crossed the Jordan on dry ground.'
For the Lord your God dried up the Jordan before you
until you had crossed over.... He did this so that all
peoples of the earth might know that the hand of the Lord
is powerful and so that you might always fear the Lord your God."

I remember reading this years ago and it struck me
how important it is remember and talk about what God has done in our lives.
We too often forget or take for granted what God has done for us.
Looking through my prayer journal I saw
many, many answers to prayers,
both small and large,
and it made me so grateful.

I hope to pass down my prayer journals to my children one day
so they too can look back and remember,
"and know that the hand of the Lord is powerful
and so that they might always fear the Lord their God."


 ~Finding the amazing in the simple~
Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Alana- Thank you for finding me and leaving a comment on my blog! For some reason, I wasn't able to reply directly by email today.
    Anyway, I am your newest follower and love that you are keeping prayer journals in the hopes that your kids will love them some day.

    Have a wonderful, blessed week! Hugs- Diana oldest daughter's first daughter is named Alana. It is a beautiful name!

  2. Thanks so much for stopping by Diana & welcome :)

  3. What a treasure this post is, my friend. It really does us good to do some remembering and see how God has answered prayers and helped us grow in the faith. Thank you so much for sharing here and also I hope your hubby is feeling better today.

    1. Thank you Dianna. And hubby is feeling much better :)


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