Sometimes all you have to do is walk down memory lane and just remember where God has brought you. How HE rescued you, saved you, healed you, delivered you out of circumstances that you would never get through on your own.
Today, I want to encourage you to do more than just walk down memory lane. I want you to take out a pen and paper, your iPad or phone, and right down specific “God Moments” that has shaped your life and ministry. We have all had moment’s where God spoke to us, or spoke through someone to us. Times you know without a doubt you heard from the Lord, dreams you’ve had, when God revealed his purpose and calling for your life. This is something God spoke to me about this past week. Once I started writing, I started remembering more and more. I’ve wrote page after page of memories of where I was, how I felt, dreams I’ve had, waking up and just be surrounding by God’s presence. For days, memories kept flooding my heart. Things I never thought I would ever forget seemed to get pushed back by life, hurt or just plain busyness. There is something powerful in remembering. If we are not careful it can bring us in to self pity and feeling sorry for our ourselves but the powerful part of remembering, can bring hope, endurance and assurance that God is always there even when we don’t feel him. We can look back and see God taking us by the hand and walking us through those difficult situations. Sometimes we can hear God so much better in hindsight. That’s why it’s so important to write these moment’s down.
When the children of Israel where in the desert, they built memorials (places of remembrance) of how God delivered and rescued them. This not only helped them to remember but it told their God story to another generation.
You see; even God has a book of remembrance:
Malachi 3:16 “Then those who feared the Lord spoke with each other, and the Lord listened to what they said. In his presence, a scroll of remembrance was written to record the names of those who feared him and always thought about the honor of his name.”