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Good morning & happy Monday, friends!

Do you know that God is always working in your life? He is always making things work for the good in your life… But how do you remember those moments when you recognize Him and His work – when you see Him in your life?

Maybe it’s easier to remember it in that very moment, but what about in those moments that you forget about seeing Him?

What about those moments you’re feeling doubtful and hopeless?

Here’s an idea for ya! It’s from Rachel Wojo. She says:

Keep a Memory Jar

“Use it to hold reminders of those special moments of seeing God in a new light. You could keep slips of paper handy to write on. Whenever you have a “God moment,” then write it down, date it, and drop it in the jar. Or keep small objects that will help you remember the miracles. Think of how incredible it would be to look back through the jar on a rough day, remembering that God is working in your life and will continue to do so.”

I’ve begun doing that just a few weeks ago, but now that it’s November, and everyone is really beginning to think about the things they’re grateful for… maybe here’s another good exercise to throw into the mix so that we remember Him at all times and praise Him at all times – even when we don’t feel like it, even when we don’t remember His goodness and mercy and love.

St. Therese said:

Be not afraid to tell Jesus that you love Him; even though it be without feeling, this is the way to oblige Him to help you, and carry you like a little child too feeble to walk.”

Just as we could practice telling Him that we love Him even when we don’t feel it, writing down these memories and looking back at them when we’re suffering and having a hard day can be good practice to be still and know that He is here, He is good, He is working… and He is love. 

In those moments when our faith is being tested, and when we are feeling weak, we cannot let what is happening get between us and God. We must persevere through the trial, and know — know that He loves us, know that He allows these things to happen for our good, and know that He is with us every step of the way.

I’m prayin’ for ya, friends!

P.S. If you missed it, don’t forget to check out last week’s post:

When You’re Struggling To Be A Joyful Catholic 

“Be not afraid to tell Jesus that you love Him; even though it be without feeling, this is the way to oblige Him to help you,