I've said for years that I wish I had purchased early stock in items like trash bags and sticky notes. Who knew they were going to be integrated into our daily lives in such a massive way? After becoming a caregiver, I added a few more items to that list, including wipes, q-tips, and incontinence supplies. These are just a few examples of small items that make our days run a tiny bit smoother.
I'm a bit old school (okay, maybe a LOT) and still use an old-fashioned planner to keep track of appointments, phone calls, client work, schedules, and, yes - bowel movements. Caregiving covers everything, right? Bookmarks are also one of those little items that make a huge difference. It keeps me on the right day in my planner, holds my place in the latest book I'm reading, and it's useful for marking a website I want to ensure I can find again.
These are all little things that offer enormous help in the day-to-day. I wonder, though, what does God use to remember the "small" things? In Psalm 9:12, the last part of the verse says, "He does not forget the cry of the humble." Does He do like we do and take a selfie to capture the moment? Does He use a time stamp to make sure it remains accounted for? Of course, I'm just kidding. The important thing is that He doesn't need sticky notes and bookmarks, or even selfies - He's going to remember every time we cry out to Him - even if we don't have words and it just comes from our hearts.
This is one of those scriptures I can think about all day long. He not only hears us when we call out to Him, whether it's out of desperation, emotional pain, overwhelm, or just reaching for His grace for the day, but He remembers it - on purpose. What a relational God He is! I'm so thankful.
Today, with each prayer I utter, I'll think about how God will remember it. My meditations will be on how He listens to my heart and my words so that He doesn't miss a thing. I'll remind myself that He's got me hidden in His heart and that He is truly the sustainer of my soul. I will choose to rest in Him and trust Him for one more day. Will you join me?
I worked on this affirmation journal/devotional over the weekend, and it's coming along nicely. Keep an eye out for the official release coming soon! While you wait, check out my other books in my bookstore and on Amazon.