A Quick Reminder to Remember

21 Mar

Lately I’m finding that I’m a little more forgetful than I should be. I think we all suffer from a little memory loss every now and then. No matter how old we are or what type Omega 3 fatty acids (what is a “fatty acid” anyway?) we take, it still happens.

I’m reading through Exodus right now, and as I read I wonder how the Israelites could so quickly forget all the miraculous events that surrounded their escape from Egypt. I find myself thinking, “How could they watch the Red Sea split open as they walked through it, and then shortly after be grumbling about food? Seriously?” They were no longer oppressed slaves, and yet still felt the need to question God, the One who saved them. I have all these thoughts about the Israelites as I read, and then realize that lately I’ve been doing the exact same thing. Just because I don’t directly question God when things don’t go as planned, doesn’t mean I’m innocent when I grumble about my circumstances.

Being frustrated and complaining about circumstances shows a lack of understanding who God is as the Creator and Master of the Universe. Either that or I’ve forgotten the millions of things that God has done in my life, in the lives of those around me, and throughout history. So, this is just a quick reminder to remember.

“Beware lest you say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth.’ You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.” Deuteronomy 8:17-18

Remember the wondrous works that he has done, his miracles and the judgements he uttered.” 1 Chronicles 16:12

Remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.” Ephesians 2:12-13

Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel, for which I am suffering, bound with chains as a criminal. But the word of God is not bound!” 2 Timothy 2:8-9

Back to the Leafs

While we’re on the topic of remembering, let’s take a look back and remember what our team is really capable of doing, because we haven’t been fortunate enough to see any of that lately. Enjoy the video; I know I sure did!

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2 Responses to “A Quick Reminder to Remember”

  1. Kels. March 21, 2012 at 11:55 AM #

    A timely reminder to remember the grace of God in my life. How foolish I am to forget that so often, especially in hard times. We would be wise to do as David does in several of his Psalms, to remember what God had done in times past to relieve, rescue and restore my soul even in what seemed to be the darkest of times.

    Thanks for the reminder!
    Much love, grace & peace,
    Kels.

  2. staceyscm March 21, 2012 at 10:59 PM #

    Thanks for the reminder, Amy! I know my heart is so prone to forget.

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