Have you forgotten something?

Psalms 111:4 He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion.

A farmer was showing his visiting citydwelling friend around his farm. “Watch this!” he said. He gave a whistle and his little dog came running from the house, herded the cattle into the corral, then latched the gate with her paw. “Wow, that’s some dog — what’s her name?” The forgetful farmer thought for a minute and then asked, “What do you call that red flower that smells good and has thorns on the stem?” “A rose?” “That’s it!” The farmer turned to his wife. “Hey Rose, what do we call this dog?”

Funny how we forget things, isn’t it? But I’m not so sure God finds it all that funny! When we read about the children of Israel and their journeys through the wilderness for forty years, we see how God provided wonderful miracles for them, feeding them daily with manna, guiding them by a pillar of fire by night and a cloud by day, parting the Red Sea!

How is it, then, that they became so very hard hearted toward Him? Over time, I think those miracles just became commonplace and they began to take them for granted!

But then again when I look back on my life, I can’t really blame them. It happens to the best of us! God has done miracles in our lives and I’m sure he’s done many in each of yours as well! But we still get anxious when things aren’t going quite the way we hoped, don’t we?

Recall a miracle of God in your life. Remember the joy you felt? We need to relive that joy today! The miracle of God’s new birth in us and the many other miracles God has done are not ones to be quickly forgotten. We need to relive them daily!

We never want to become cold toward God! Let’s spend some time remembering the miracles He has done in our lives and strive to trust Him for the trials we face today!

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3 thoughts on “Have you forgotten something?”

  1. Great! Fits my little service for memory impaired to a tee. I was in a stew and was beating myself for not starting earlier. I stopped, asked God for help, ate dinner, came back and open this site, and WAM. He did it again!
    They may be memory impaired, but they do have a sense of humor.
    MaGoBle! Richard

  2. I can’t remember a lot these days because of age, ill health & bad sleep. However I do still remember a few things God did clearly & regularly (especially when I am facing some new trouble in my life). There have been many things God has done & I cannot recall them all but a few significant ones are always there. Praise the Lord for them. I understand why God had to allow my husband & I to go through these major life threatening events because it gave the Lord the ability to show us He is there & will do as He promises in His Word. God did a few big miraculous things to deliver us out of our past troubles & health crisis. We remember them when going through new ones. It helps us to have confidence that God is with us & will work things out. He doesn’t work things out always as we expected but He does turn things around that looked bad for our good in the end. Praise Him & we need to pray & ask the Lord to help us remember these events so we can have His peace & confidence in Him.

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