Devotions from Lisa McMinn’s book, The Contented Soul

Memory holds our experiences together so that we re not disconnected souls living without connection to our past or our future. As Christians we remember Christ’s death and resurrection and look forward to what is ahead. We remember that we are not alone and that God was always present with us and will never forsake us. He calls us by name to remember who we are. We can recognize that we are both great and small.  Sometimes we focus so much on our imperfections that we don’t embrace them as part of the process in which we are brought to God. As we know our littleness and emptiness it gives God space in which to work. Even though it is a gift of grace to know we are little we must keep pushing on to claim our greatness. We are pure capacity for God and can be more!  Some of us think too highly of ourselves, others think too little, but most of us think too much about ourselves.  But let us remember Whose we are and walk contentedly.