Take Note!

Are you a note taker? What do you take notes of these days?

Classes at school?

Doctor’s visits?

Work meetings?


There are so many different things we can take notes of. I’m certain I’ve left more than one thing off my list.

But WHY do we take notes?

Most of us take notes for the simple fact that it helps us to remember what’s important.

We don’t write down every “the” or “and” the professor says during class.

We don’t write down when the doctor tells us we need to exercise more (nope, not important, we tell ourselves).

We don’t write down that Zelda had TWO brownies during the work meeting.

We’re choosy about what we put the effort into writing down.

We’re not the only ones taking notes!

Our Heavenly Father has a book of notes on your life, my friend! No, no, don’t hang your head in shame. Look at what the Bible tells us He saves in written form:

He’s got a plan for your life, beginning to end.

“You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed” (Psalm 139:16 NLT).

Your moments and your days are important to God.

If you’re alive and breathing, thank Him for another day! You’ve been given a precious gift. How will you spend the moments He has given you?

He sees and takes note of your tears as you go through the trials of this life.

“You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book” (Psalm 56:8).

Your tears are important to God.

You are not alone in the deepest valley. His presence is with you, always and forever. Take comfort in the shade of your Good Shepherd, who will lead you beside still waters and into green pastures of rest.

God’s Most Important Book

The most imporant book of all contains a list of names. It’s not like Santa’s lists of naughty and nice children. Instead, this book notes the names of every person who has been made right with God by believing in Jesus Christ.

Is your name in the Book of Life? Revelation tells us that on the day of judgment, “anyone whose name [is] not found recorded in the Book of Life [will be] thrown into the lake of fire” (Revelation 20:15).

How can we be saved from this fate? It’s quite simple, really. God offers us a gift. Our part in getting that gift is to accept it. And how do we do that, exactly? We believe in Jesus Christ and what He has done for us.

“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16)

Pause for a moment and consider the fact that your future is important to God. Now what will you do with that bit of knowledge? Will you choose to accept the gift that God freely offers, or will you turn your back on it instead?

The choice is yours, but take note: the outcome is forever.

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