|Screen shot of a recent Ravelry project page|
|A page from one of the many scrapbooks I've done|
And it isn't just with knitting. As far back as I can remember I have kept journals, diarys, and, (once I became a Christian) prayer books. My earliest scrapbook dates back to pre-teen days. I've scrapbooked vacations, birthdays, and chronicled the "everyday" as my children, and now, grandchildren, grow up.
|A page from one of my illustrated verse books|
I record to establish what I am learning, to commemorate, to remember, and (sometimes) to share with others.
God has recorded His creation, the history of His people, His heart, and most of all His plan and purpose through His son Jesus Christ. When I was a brand new believer, a teacher suggested that I put away all other reading materials, and read just the Bible for three months. In following that instruction, I developed a daily habit of reading God's Word. It also helped build my faith because God was my teacher. He helped me understand His Word. He enlightened the eyes of my understanding. He has shown me great and wonderful things while studying His Word, and in bringing it to my remembrance throughout the day.
The mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;
To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them. Psalm 103:17 and 18
My recordings, scrapbooks, journals, and prayer books fade, and will eventually turn to dust. But God's Word stands forever.
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
God instructed the king of His people to write down His Word so that he would read it all the days of his life, that he would learn to fear the LORD, and would keep His ways (Deuteronomy 17:18-20).
If you have not yet established a habit of reading the Bible, and would like to, one tool I have been using this year is following a reading plan from The Bible Project. They offer a manageable daily schedule to take you through the entire Bible in a year. The plan includes fun animated videos on YouTube which provide an overview of each new book as you get to it.
You might also like to have a notebook to record what you are reading, your thoughts and feelings, perhaps some drawings, whatever will help you remember what you are learning.