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Memories Make Who You Are

I am more than my name, more than my occupation, more than my degrees, more than my dreams, more than my family. I am who I was. It’s my footprints, where I’ve been and what I’ve done, that reveal my soulprint. It’s my unique combination of memories that makes me who I am spiritually, emotionally, relationally, and motivationally. It’s also that unique combination of memories that enables me to worship God in a way that no one else can. Why? Because when we sing the classic hymn “Great Is Thy Faithfulness,” it’s more than generic praise for a static character
trait. God’s faithfulness is as unique as every moment of your life. Every memory is a testament to His dynamic faithfulness that is simultaneously the same and different for anyone and everyone else. So when our congregation sings that hymn, it’s not one song. It’s hundreds and hundreds of unique songs that harmonize the faithfulness of God… But without the ability to remember yesterday, the ability to imagine tomorrow would become meaningless. Without memory,
we’d have to relearn everything every day. Without memory, we’d forget who we are and where we’ve been. Without memory, we’d lose faith because we’d forget the faithfulness of God.

Excerpted from SoulPrint by Mark Batterson

Daily Reflection: What are some of your memories of God’s faithfulness?

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