“And you shall remember that the LORD your God led you all the way…” Deuteronomy 8:2
It’s important for us to remember the wonderful works of the Lord in our lives. He asked the Hebrews to tell their children about how remarkable He was when leading them out of Egypt. It’s a testimony to share, but it’s a reminder to us that God has been faithful. He will continue to be faithful.
“If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself,” 2 Timothy 2:13.
I think it’s easy, after a time, to forget the glorious things that God has does in our lives. Day to day responsibilities push out those moments.
New bills pile up in our mailboxes, suffocating the thoughts of times when God provided when there was no way possible.
I can’t tell you how many times we’ve found ourselves needing a way and someone made a mistake on our taxes, a medical bill, an insurance thingy (you can tell I don’t handle the insurance stuff) and we’ve received a check in the mail, exactly when we needed it. Sometimes the exact amount, usually…more!
I’m going to tell you a story. A true one. I have to clarify since that’s what I do–tell fictional stories.
When Myles, my son, was about 2, I went outside to shake some rugs. Not for fun. I left him inside on the couch watching one of his heinous kid shows. My husband had put a new knob on the back door, the kind that automatically locks when you shut it.
When I realized what I’d done–locked myself out with no cell–I freaked out. I hollered to Myles hoping he was strong enough to turn the lock. He wasn’t. He never even tried. His cheesy grin told me he hadn’t a clue as to the problem.
I turned, pushed, kicked and panicked.
Finally, I said, “Jesus! Get me to my baby!”
I put my hand on the knob…turned it. And walked inside my house. I’m overwhelmed all over again as I think about it at this moment. God’s goodness. The way He cares for us. The power He has.
I fell on my knees and sobbed the second my feet touched the kitchen tile. Myles never looked up from the TV.
You can call it coincidence, say the door wasn’t really locked, that I jiggled it enough to get in. You can say I’m off my rocker (that’s debatable) but you can’t take away what I know happened to me that day.
That’s just a couple of amazing things God has done in my life.
But what about those things He does for us to confirm His personal words of promise to us? The ones about our callings in ministry, jobs, relocations? How many times have you prayed for guidance and a scripture popped out on the page like it never had before, your heart thumped wildly, tears filled your eyes and you knew without a shadow of a doubt that God was speaking directly to you through His word?
You know what I do when that happens? I date it in my Bible with a small description so I can go back, when I’m struggling to hold on, to believe…and remember. So that when I’m gone and my children are left with my stuff, they can go through my Bible and see all the marvelous things God spoke to me, some about them. I want my children to know God speaks. God moves. God loves. God delivers.
God is faithful.
Whatever you need. Whatever doubts you’re wrestling with, God knows. He’s already got your answer. You might say, “But I’ve been in this mess for years. I’ve been praying for months. Decades.”
God hasn’t forgotten you. God has a plan. A purpose. A good one. For you.
Take each day and remember when God did something miraculous for you. Physically or spiritually. Go back to your Bible and find the scripture He used to speak into your life! Tell it to someone!
Here’s a word I found this morning when I was praying about what to blog about for Wednesday. It could be the scripture you date in your Bible today.
“For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints and do minister.” Hebrews 6:10
August 26th, 2009
Share something, big or small with us. What is one thing God has done in your life that you haven’t remembered for awhile?
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