May 22, 2020

To Forget Is To Perish

Why do I forget so easily?

My Brain seems as uneasy as shifting sands in a windstorm.


Part the clouds. There are the stars and the stillness again.

Then I forget in complacency what I first remembered. Why do I forget?


Hold on to the thread, a constant comfort. A guide wire to the path.


Don’t forget, if you are in constant living of the peace, it can’t escape. The unending presence wont allow forgetfulness.

Why do I forget? Because I do not abide. In complacency I stray across the sands of my own mind.

Go back, don’t lose the thread. Peace and abide.


I wrote this in relation to my constant inner battle of remaining in the Lord. The God that I live and breath for is so easily forgotten in the day to day. There are times when I do not understand why I am stressed and despondent. To only remember as if the clouds cleared, that I have neglected the very thing that makes me me. Jesus Christ. I guess that is the reason the Bible talks about binding the word to your heart and forehead. God understands our tendency to forget and digress.

I am on the long road to remembrance. Remembering what is good and worthy. My whole life is wrapped up in Jesus, and I think that is what makes it so easy to forget. Sometimes I have to pull my head out of the weeds and take life one moment at a time. Intentionally living with the reality of God in every second of my life. He isn’t just a monotonous chant, but an all encompassing anthem.


Deuteronomy 11:18 “Therefore you shall lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. NKJV

Deuteronomy 32:10 “He found him in a desert land and in the wasteland, a howling wilderness; He encircled him, He instructed him, He kept him as the apple of His eye. NKJV

From me to you,

-Emily Jacobsen


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