On Friday, September 11th, these words were seen around the world. Never forget.
I agree, we need to always remember what happened on September 11, how it affected thousands of people and our nation.
Yet, it was those two simple words that would not leave my mind; never forget.
I knew God was speaking to me, therefore I quietly prayed into those words.
Psalm 77:11-12 says, I will remember the works of the Lord; surely I will remember Your wonders of old. I will also meditate on all Your work, and talk of Your deeds.
I don’t know about you, but for me, when chaos seems prevalent, I tend to forget the mighty acts of God in my personal life. I am simply trying to get through.
Recently I read an article about a miracle of God. For days this article remained in my thoughts. As I meditated on it – it caused me to remember miracles God had done in my own life and in the lives of my family members.
Friday, I was speaking with my friend, Karen, when we began to talk about different miracles we had seen take place. It was a good conversation, filled with hope. Not only hope, but a reminder of the awesomeness of our God. We were recounting His marvelous acts.
Esther 9:28; So these days were to be remembered and celebrated throughout every generation, every family, every province and every city.
Exodus 12:14; Now this day will be a memorial to you, and you shall celebrate it as a feast to the Lord; throughout your generations you are to celebrate it as a permanent ordinance.
God tells us in His word to remember and never forget His mighty acts. I don’t believe He is only speaking about the ones we read in the Bible, although they are certainly important. I believe He is also talking about the miracles we have seen in our own life.
Even as Karen and I talked, our faith grew. Hope arose as we discussed the mighty acts of God.
Today, I want to remind you to never forget.
Always remember what God has done for you and your family. I know you, like me, have seen the mighty hand of God at work in your family. I know you have seen His goodness poured out in your life at one time or another.
We need to remember those times. Write them down. Talk about them to family and friends. It is a faith building conversation.
We see this in church services. Someone gets up and tells the testimony of their healing – others with the same issues often receive their healing as they listen to the testimony. Why? Because the story increased their faith to believe they could receive the same miracle and they did.
Make a book of remembrance. Keep it before your eyes. Never forget. Always remember the goodness of your God.
Meditate on this:
The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works. Psalm 145:9