Throwback Thursday, a new cultural phenomenon that has gone viral! Facebook, Instagram, and other social media outlets are filled with old pictures that some people would have rather been kept in the dark. Wow, seeing the old hairstyles, old fads, and just plain old pictures sure causes one to reminisce. How many times is this phrase used on Throwback Thursday, “Time sure flies.”
I want to challenge you to have a “Throwback Thursday” any day of the week. That is, I want you to reflect on the blessings the Lord has given you over these years. Psalm 103:2 says, “Bless the Lord, oh my soul, and do not forget His benefits.” I wonder, if you were to post a picture of your past blessings, which ones would you choose?
One problem with all of this is that for many of us our memories are too short for what should be remembered and too long for what shouldn’t! Oh, it’s easy to remember the hurtful word and painful jab, but it’s seems hard to remember that word of encouragement or pat on the back. It’s easy to remember the time you felt the Lord had left you alone, and it seems hard to remember the time He carried you through the difficult times. We need a spiritual time for a throwback memory session.
Where are the places, who are the people, and what the events could you post as to the memories which come to your mind? As your heart aches over problems of life, you need to remember God’s blessings and promises. The newer song, “10,000 Reasons” calls us to this time of reflection and remembering.
Before you forget, do it NOW. Don’t actually wait until Thursday.