REMEMBER AND BE THANKFUL
“Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the desert these forty years, to humble you and to test you in order to know what was in your heart.” Deuteronomy 8:2
Forgetfulness, science affirms, comes with old age. People tend to have memory issues as they advance in years. But in reality, not only aged people forget things; even young people do, sometimes. Forgetfulness could become a cause for concern when it begins to have colossal impact on our lives. Moses admonished the Israelites to avoid the dangers of forgetfulness, as they were getting ready to enter the Promised Land. They should remember the God of their weary years; remember how they suffered hunger; how God humbled them and how they went many years with a set of clothes and sandals which did not wear out. The antidote to forgetfulness is to remember the good deeds of God and be thankful. Being thankful would cause them to keep His commandments, walk in His ways and fear Him.
When things are going well for us, it is easy to begin to feel independent of God. In times of prosperity, we may forget the true source of blessing or even assume that our success is a result of our own efforts. That is why we need to continually pray that God will forever keep us on the path, so we will not stray from where we met Him; that He would help us to stand true to our confessions when we first met Jesus. And to remain thankful to Him, walking in His ways and doing His will.
• Birthday Blessing: “…I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercy of David-” Isaiah 55:3
RBT Passage: 1 Samuel 15-16
“May I never forget on my best day that I need God as desperately as I did on my worst day.” –Anonymous