Remember

There is nothing God can’t do. As Richard from Tommy Boy would say, “He could sell a ketchup Popsicle to a woman in white gloves.”

The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown is a shrine for elite baseball players. Only those with an elite career magnitude make it in and are honored with a plaque so that a young son can ask his father, “Tell me about what he did, Dad.”

Or when I played AAU Basketball, our team won its fair share of trophies and medals, each one of them a symbol of what our team accomplished at that specific tournament.  The box full of trophies, medals, and awards currently collect dust in my basement but they are still a reminder to those experiences.

We want to remember the good times and preserve greatness from going grey.  And God wants you to remember the good things he has provided as well. In Joshua chapter 4, we read about God bringing the Israelites out of slavery, through the desert, and into the Promised Land. He delivered on his promise to take them from slavery to freedom.

Because of what he did, God did not ever want the Israelites to forget the magnitude of this promise, the miracles he performed, and what a mighty and powerful God he is:

5 And Joshua said to them, “Pass on before the ark of the LORD your God into the midst of the Jordan, and take up each of you a stone upon his shoulder, according to the number of the tribes of the people of Israel, 6 that this may be a sign among you. When your children ask in time to come, ‘What do those stones mean to you?’ 7 then you shall tell them that the waters of the Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD. When it passed over the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. So these stones shall be to the people of Israel a memorial forever.”  -Joshua 4:5-7

Think back for a minute. God has done some amazing and powerful things in your life. He may have performed a miracle or healing or taken you from an addiction and into your own Promised Land.  Take some time today to remember the mighty things that God has done for you.

For me, he restored relationships with my family members, delivered me from binge drinking, has blessed me as a husband and also as a father.  All of these things point to God’s incredible love, grace, power, and promise that I don’t want to forget.  They give me hope, comfort and courage for today.

Praise Him and commit that you will not forget the amazing and wonderful things he has done for you.

Question: What is something God has done for you?  Click here to comment.

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