Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Under: Christian Devotions
Each time I read Ecclesiastes 12:1, I say to myself ‘Lord how do you actually want me to remember you?’. Recently, I meditated on this scripture, and I came up with loads of answers on how and why God wants us to remember him. The first thing I discovered is that when the scripture says remember God, it is not because God is lonely and therefore needs a companion, but because of the amazing blessings we would receive for putting him in mind our daily life. Today I share with you two of the many ways to remember God as well as their accompanied blessings.
Remembering God could mean to remember his mighty acts (or His works of old) (Deut. 8:2, 7:18, Psalm77:11). God wants us to remember what he has done for us – how he has delivered us from the enemy, how he has kept us alive, how he has provided for our needs. He wants us to remember how he has fought our enemy. God warned the children of Israel to remember how He had delivered them from the bondage of the Egyptians (Deut. 7:18). Why is God demanding that we should remember his mighty acts? It is because He knows that doing so will help us to fear him and most importantly, it will help us to trust in Him. If we (Christians) find it difficult to trust in the word of God, it is probably because we have forgotten what he has done for us. As George Santayana says “he who cannot remember the past is condemned to repeat it”
Another way to remember God is to remember His love. The scripture says “for God so love the word that he gave his only begotten Son…” (John3:16). God loves us so much and He expects this reality to sink into our consciousness so that we can reciprocate His love (Matthew 22:37), thereby giving Him the opportunity to bless us the more. In Proverbs 8:17 God says “I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.” If we remember God loves us, we would find it easy to love him in return, but if we close our mind to his love because of temporary challenges of life, then we lose out from his blessing. Psalm 91:14-16 tells us at least seven things God is set to do in our life if only we can love God unconditionally:
“Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.”
As we go about our daily activities, let us remember God in our schedule. Let us remember what he has done for us, for our family and for our nation. Let us remember His unalloyed love for us so that we can give him praise worthy of His glory. If we do these, we would soon realise that what we can achieve through God while we live is much bigger than we can ever imagined.
Are You Saved?Will like to practice remembering God in your daily life? If your answer is yes, then give your life to Christ (John 1:12, 3:3) if you have not done so. To do this, please say this prayer of salvation. God bless you.
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