I am reminded of the Bible’s repeated emphasis on remembrance. God’s faithfulness to us must always be remembered. With his everlasting love, we can overcome the trials that bombard us.
God remembers His people!
After the great flood, the Lord placed a sign in the heavens and said: “I will remember my covenant between me, you, and all the living beings – never again will I destroy all life with a single flood” (Genesis 9:15).
When the Egyptians oppressed the Israelites and they cried out to God, He heard their groanings, remembered His people, and delivered them (Exodus 2:24).
God’s people remember His faithfulness!
When God rescued the Israelites from oppressive Egypt, Moses commanded them: “Remember this day in which you came out of Egypt, the house of slavery. The Lord alone delivered you by stretching out his mighty hands to accomplish this” (Exodus 13:3)
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And when we are plagued by fear and doubts, we cry out to God and ask him to remember his compassions, mercies, and goodness and to deliver us.
Discover the signposts in your life!
Edith Schaefer, says, “One of the ways we describe the unfolding of God’s will is by the observance of signposts. Signposts are answered prayers or significant events, which prove to be pivotal in the direction of our ministry and day-to-day living….At each signpost is an awareness of God’s hand working behind the scenes, orchestrating a master plan and the gentle pointing of our family along a certain path to achieve His plan.”
God’s faithfulness to us must always be remembered!
When we look back and remember times when the Lord healed us, rescued us, sustained us through a difficulty, provided for our needs, gave us abundant gifts, our faith in Him grows. Isn’t it important to record these moments to pass on to the next generations? We are admonished to “Tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord.” (Psalm 78:4). “Each generation can make known your faithfulness to the next.” (Isaiah 38:19b).
The key to benefiting from our pictures and stories is to first uncover our faith-building memories!
Create a faith book (a scrapbook with an emphasis on God) to find the deeper spiritual meaning in the events in our past and learn to see the Lord’s involvement in our present and future. Start a gratitude journal or a prayer journal to document spiritual events in your life. The goal is to leave a meaningful legacy. When your book or journal is complete you now have a permanent testimony of God’s faithfulness. You can view that book at any time and be constantly reminded of God’s goodness and how He DOES answer prayer.
Thank you, Lord, for your faithfulness in our lives!
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Love & Blessings, Maureen