[random notes: remembering]

Zee Gimon

I am Zee. I call myself the Observer because that's what I find myself doing most of the time - observe life and people around me. My blog is a Pensieve, similar to that of Dumbledore, used to keep the thoughts and random ideas that visit my brain.

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  • I think that our heart can be so wounded, that it wishes it could forget, but it can not. For some, this desire is so strong that they develop some method of disassociation to help "forget", but the truth is that even then, there is part of them that still remembers.

    So, then – what do we do about these hurtful memories? Embrace them. Crazy as it sounds, we should – but the only way we can do that is to do just as Dekker says – to re-frame them in terms of God's graceful redemption of our past.

    Good stuff Z.

    • Embrace them – yep. it does sound crazy, but i agree completely (i never said i wasn't crazy))))…

      makes me think of the Dune and Muad Dib's phrase (well, he was still Paul Atreides back then…)

      "Fear is the mind killer. I will face my fear and it will pass through me and when it is gone there will be nothing only I will remain."

      in our case, God remains and we remain in Him. and hurts become truly memories that we can use to encourage others.

  • Thank you for referencing my post! I love the quote from Ted Dekker's book. It has been a truth of my life.

    When I was fleeing from God in my late teens, I fled right into trouble…addictions (more than one), sex, lies, etc… In my flight I created a hell on earth for myself. God rescued me from that. Today as I walk with Him, my past enables me to serve in the present to minister to people in similar circumstances. I am not proud of what I did or how I lived, but God has used even that for His glory.
    My recent post Remembering the Miracles

    • you're welcome, Dusty. that was a great post indeed.

      Dekker's great. there are often times when i am tempted to underline half a page because it just…. his writing, his words, his style… so totally reaches me. his Martyr's Song series is one of the best series ever that i have read… that and of course Black / Red / White…. made me take a second look at what i believe, why i believe, and how i believe.

  • i suppose there are lots of things i'd like to forget. but the pain of those events serve to remind me of the beauty of my position in Christ today. i stand in grace, yet am witness to all that was me when i fled from the hands of God.

    if i could keep the pain of that which i've endured, without remembering specific events and details, i would. but i don't feel this is an option. so i'll hold on to all of it, and be all the more thankful for what God has done, and is doing, in my life.

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