Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons’ sons. –Deuteronomy 4:9 KJV
It’s amazing how forgetful we humans can be… at least in terms of things that REALLY matter. Think back at how many times God worked miracles in your life. Maybe, you’re like my mom whose cancer inexplicably went into remission or perhaps you’re like my friend who was instantly set free from the power of nicotine after over thirty years of smoking 3-4 packs a day.
Regardless of your circumstances, it’s important for us to remember the things that we have seen and heard God do. But the enemy is working overtime to cause us to forget the power of Christ. Hollywood’s movies glitter before our eyes, stripping down our sense of morality. Work pressures, cell phone chimes and social media all fill in the precious seconds and our life slips by with barely any time to pause and reflect on the goodness of God.
But the Bible is clear: unless we make the effort to stop our busyness and remind ourselves about the power of God, we will forget. And if we do, then so will our children. As a child, one of the things that attracted me to Jesus were the constant testimonies that my parents told. It instilled a hunger in me to see the power of God working in my own life.
I’ve been a Christian for over twenty-five years and, in that time, Christ has constantly shown Himself to be alive and well. Now, I can tell my children about the miraculous power He’s shown in their grandparents’ lives and in my own. They’re no longer here but Jesus is. Reiterating the theme that God IS NOT dead will inspire them to experience the Christ in their own lives.
What about you? Are you remembering what God has done in your life or in the lives of those in the Bible? Let’s pause the busy humdrum of each day to remember what’s really important.