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As The Old Year Fades, So Does My Memory (standard:humor, 916 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 31 2017Views/Reads: 379/225Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
It is not important how much I can remember about the past, as long as I do not forget to set Christ before me in all I do in the coming year.
 



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At times, I am tempted to think (at least it's what I call thinking) my
wife lives one life and I live something altogether different from 
hers. The things she remembers that took place during the year are 
beyond my remembering. 

I am beginning to believe she remembers things that never took place. Of
course, and I say this with all sincerity, I would never contradict her 
memory. 

For the life of me, I do not know where I was when all these things
happened she says happened. Nor do I know where I was when I promised 
to do all those things she said I promised. 

Even in my right mind, (of which I do not have much left) I would never
concede to help remodel the family room. I would never accuse her, 
heaven forbid, of taking advantage of me in this area. The thought is 
not a stranger in my head, although rational thoughts are. 

King Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, framed his thoughts this
way, "Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil 
days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no 
pleasure in them" (Ecclesiastes 12:1). 

Solomon's idea was, "now" is more important than "then." 

The Apostle Paul had the right idea with this matter of remembering.
"Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I 
do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto 
those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of 
the high calling of God in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 3:13-14). 

It is not important how much I can remember about the past, as long as I
do not forget to set Christ before me in all I do in the coming year.


   


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