So I was busy reorganizing my cupboard, (and not the clothes you find on the inside, but rather on the outside that I have decorated). Some are posters, others are bookmarks and some are just some cool pictures I have collected on the way. But the one thing that is from my very own handwriting are mainly some encouraging and thought provoking verses from the bible. Upon reading the verse (Which sometimes can be the 20th time or so of reading, which can then overwhelm my thoughts for in the place that I am in), I write it down and give the small page some colour.
The one thing I have noticed, however, is the fact that some of my older verses I have written down have become almost unreadable. The letters and colours have faded away in such a significant fashion that there is no way to make out the whole verse.
And now, being a glass is half-full type of guy, I realise that it is a great thing. I should not dwell on powerful words that have meant so much to me a year or two ago. Not because they aren’t actually significant, but rather because there is a whole bible out there to be refreshed on. Jesus gave us our daily bread, something that sustains us for the day, not our lifetime.
There are certainly meaningful words that people have spoken to you, and verses in the bible that help you to stand firm in His wings, but life is not just about the past. It is also about what He is doing today, tomorrow and forever. One should not limit themselves to a breakthrough in their lives that happened a few years ago; because we have overcome them already. Besides, we run into problems today. And these problems become solved by our creator, the one who is more than able and more than willing.
Do not labour for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.” – John 6:27
So what have I done with these faded verses? I simply throw them away (after I’ve read it just one last time) and once a verse that meets me where I am at and encourages me, I write it down, add some colour and enlarge my map of my daily bread of verses.