Because of a poor memory I have always made notes. Something that needs to be done later in the day or tomorrow. Perhaps an item my wife wants me to pick up from the store, a reminder to put gas in the car, or maybe a scripture verse I would like to look up later that evening.
Whether it be a few hours or, sometimes, even a few minutes later, without the notes I will lose the thought and spend much time in frustration trying to recall it.
Of course, all these found their way to the trash bin when the deed was accomplished.
But there are others, notes that have value, notes that have lasting meaning. They build up, they correct, they encourage, they glorify God.
Whether from the Holy Spirit inside of me or from men who have been given the great gift of wisdom from our Lord Jesus, they are thoughts that will endure, for they are truth.
Some of them, removed after much time, from the bottom of the dresser drawer, the workbench out in the garage, stuffed in between the pages of my Bible, or from the notepad in my work pickup from when I have pulled off to the side of the road so many times, have found their way here, where they can best be used to glorify God.
These notes are not the ones that should be discarded. These are the ones that should be pondered over, digested, applied.
These are the important ones.
These are the ones that matter.
In this little area you will find no chapter headings, no subject index, there are no sections proclaiming where to find those that are gathered under the topic of love, mercy, grace, etc.
They can be read top to bottom, start to finish, in any fashion that one might choose. Some may read several at one sitting, or even all. Others may remain on just one of them for hours or even days. As time goes on, additional ones will be added, as the Lord leads.
There is no timeline for you in this section, as the Lord guides, read. If God is glorified in your life, in your walk and witness for Him, in your deeds, then these notes have served their purpose.