Remember What God Has Done
“But be sure to fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.” I Samuel 12:24 (tniv)
The other day, I drove to the grocery store, fought my way through the crowded parking lot, and slid my car into a stall. I tiptoed through water puddles and entered the store, picking up a basket at the side of the door as I walked toward a table loaded with brownie bites and apple streusel bars. And then I stopped.
I couldn’t remember why I had needed to come to the grocery store.
Now I fully understood my parents’ bemoaning how their memories were fading away the older they got. I stood in confusion just inside the front doors, then started wandering down the aisles, trying to remember. I knew it was important, but I couldn’t even say if it was meat or vegetable or dairy that I needed. After twenty minutes, I drove home and then remembered I had needed to pick up sour cream for the beef stroganoff I was cooking for dinner. And yes, I drove back to the store to get it.
When I was younger, I didn’t understand why God was constantly telling people to remember what He’d done for them. Now I do. It’s easier than we realize for us to forget the spectacular blessings and work of the Lord. Even Jesus had to remind His disciples about feeding the five thousand with five loaves of bread, when I would have thought they’d surely remember.
FAITH STEP: Take a moment now to remember what Jesus has done for you. Coming to earth in human form. The cross. Any momentous or minuscule things He’s done in your life. Cling to those memories and use them to worship Him.
Written by Camy Tang