Posted in Five Minute Fridays, Lisa-Jo Baker

Forget to Remember


God’s Thoughts to Me

What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things (Phillipians 3:8, NIV).

Remember to Forget

In 1969 the Bee Gees recorded the beautiful ballad, Don’t Forget to Remember Me, a song written by Barry and Maurice Gibb. An endearing love song, asking love to be remembered forever.


I know of another guy who wrote a letter in the first century AD to the Christians in Phillipi about refusing to remember his former way of life as the creme de la creme of his religious society, Judaism.

He was a murderer and in his zeal to protect his religion and eradicate the deserters to Christianity from the face of the earth, he was once on his way to clean the city of Damascus of those treacherous vermin.


Oblivious to the fact that he was persecuting the Lord of Heaven Himself, he met the Man he was trying to annihilate.

He was whisked away to the Kingdom of our risen King, His Majesty, Lord Jesus. When he returned, he was forever a changed man.


Then, once there was a lady who desperately tried not to remember her abusive past.

She desperately tried to escape the ghosts of physical neglect, verbal and emotional abuse. The goriest, most monstrous of them all was the perpetrator of spiritual abuse.

She was mortally wounded by these monsters and had a festering wound in her heart that tried to kill her slowly but surely, poisoning the little life she helplessly clung on to.


Her heart battled fiercely, trying to forgive the ones who had commited these crimes against her, but she couldn’t find any reserves to overcome.

She fought hard against the foe of self-condemnation and guilt about all the things she had done, trying to lessen the crippling pain in her heart.

Then the Light of Heaven stepped down into the darkness of her soul, reminding her to remember her vulnerability … reminding her that in Him nothing could separate her from His love.


His forgiveness … His love … His life flooded her heart, healed all the wounded emotions  and overflowed to those who were indebted to her.

A new day dawned and her life was filled with the glorious rays of the Son.

Much love xx


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I live in a small seaside town on the south-east coast of South Africa. I suffer from fybromyalgia/constant fatigue syndrome. I trust in the Lord Jesus for grace and strength to survive from day to day. He provides me with this and more and I therefore like to try and encourage others with the same illness. I am married and I am the proud mother of two grown sons.

30 thoughts on “Forget to Remember

  1. “His forgiveness … His love … His life flooded her heart, healed all the wounded emotions and overflowed to those who were indebted to her.”

    This is so beautiful and true.

    Janelle Marie

    1. Dear Janelle
      Yes, once we personally experience the wonder and beauty of His forgiveness and love, our lives are changed forever and we never want to go back.
      Much love x

  2. Wow, Mia, ‘don’t forget to remember…’ That’s a powerful thought. I’m pondering this week ahead the death and resurrection, our remembering of Christ’s death to bring us life–the life you wrote of in this piece. Hallelujah for deliverance.

    1. Dear Jody
      AMEN on this one, friend! We can only praise Him with thankful hearts for His goodness and love towards us.
      Much love XX

  3. incredible and beautiful words, I love the sentence “Then the Light of Heaven stepped down into the darkness of her soul, reminding her to remember her vulnerability … reminding her that in Him nothing could separate her from His love.” Now that i one I will ponder in my heart!

    1. Dear Jean
      Thank you for always being SO encouraging. Yes, my friend, what a joy to ponder on this amazing truth!
      Much love to you XX

    1. Hi Michele
      With our Lord there is only one kind of ending; happy, loving and joyful. He is soooo amazing!
      Much love XX

    1. Hi Beth
      Oh, dear friend, in His presence there is only incredible hope, love and joy! Lovely weekend for you too.
      Much love XX

  4. I am so glad the light in heaven stepped in – and filled your wound with His love, took on the monsters and ghosts:) I am so sorry you had to go through that – so glad He became your champion!

    1. Hi dear One
      Like He promises us, He has used everything that has happened only for my good and His amazing glory!
      Much love

    1. Dear Karrilee
      Oh yes, my friend, we can only praise Him for His goodness and love! He truly has left not one stone unturned to save us from ourselves.
      Much love

  5. I’m not sure if I love more that you used a reference to a Bee Gee’s song or that you found a way to connect it to Paul’s admonishment to remember our past lives, no more. Such great perspective!

    1. Hi Missy
      Yes, dear friend, once we have tasted and seen that our Lord is good, we make it our business never to go back to our former life of striving to please our Pappa!
      Much love to you

  6. I try to remember Romans 8:1 “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”

    Love your words:
    “Then the Light of Heaven stepped down into the darkness of her soul, reminding her to remember her vulnerability … reminding her that in Him nothing could seperate us from His love.”

    1. Hi Lisa
      It still is a wonder to me; the totality and completeness of His love. He had reason to condemn us, but instead, He chose to sacrifice Himself to redeem us.
      Bless you

  7. wow this is beautiful! I love how you have captured Christ’s gift to us, that we remember what He did, for us, willingly, and we remember the cost, but instead of dwelling on his death we remember his love for us through His sacrifice.

    1. Thank you for your kind words. Yes, the gift of His life is the costliest gift ever and to think that He would have done it all if only it was only for you or me!

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