Life is unfair, Life is hard, and Life is challenging. At the same time satan works to discourage us, defeat us, and destroy us.
At times we don’t feel very spiritual, we can even feel all alone. At times like this our assurance is not based upon pleasant circumstances, it’s based upon our faith in our Lord and savior, Jesus the Christ. At times like these, we need to remember how God takes care of us: Remember God’s steadfast love. Remember God’s passion for you. Remember God’s tender mercy. Remember God is the giver and the sustainer of all of life. Remember God for who God is and was; what God did for us.
Praise, offered in the face of adversity, makes no sense by any worldly calculation. When we begin to praise God, not in response to prosperity, but in defiance of misfortune, we align ourselves with God. God inhabits the praises of his people. Ps 22:3 KJV3 But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel. Paul and Silas praised God. We find ourselves in deserts or dungeons. Our friends would give us all kinds of advice, but the last thing they might counsel us to do would be to praise God. When Job lay suffering with every earthly pleasure stripped away, his wife advised him to “curse God and die.” He still praised God.
Praise God regardless of your personal circumstances, and your heart and mind will be renewed. Your perspective will widen panoramically. And your attitude toward God will never be the same.Remember how God has helped us in the past. God will lead us into the future.
No matter how many times God had delivered the Israelites from enemies, plagues, starvation and slavery, they were prone to forget. They turned to idolatry, to self-determination, and to immorality because they forgot God. We may be prone to forget, too.
What can make us forget God?
Prosperity can: Moses said, “When you have eaten your fill, praise the LORD your God for the good land He has given you. But that is the time to be careful! Beware that in your plenty you do not forget the LORD your God and disobey his commands, regulations, and laws.” Deuteronomy 8:10, 11 (NLT).
Pride can: Nebuchadnezzar, who considering the great city of Babylon boasted, “Just look at this great city of Babylon! I, by my own mighty power, have built this beautiful city as my royal residence and as an expression of my royal splendor.” Daniel 4:30 (NLT).
Popularity can: Paul wrote, “If I were still trying to please people, I would not be Christ’s servant.” Galatians 1:10 (NLT).
Personal will can: God said to Jeremiah, “But My people have stubborn and rebellious hearts. They have turned against Me and have chosen to practice idolatry.” Jeremiah 5:23 (NLT).
Paganism that is Idolatry can: Whatever looms larger than God in our desires, attention, affection and devotion is an idol. Paul wrote, “So, my dear friends flee from the worship of idols.” 1 Corinthians 10:14 (NLT).
The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them. (Psalm 34:7)8. “We need to remember God with every breath” Because you don’t know which breathe is your last one.
Remember God When the voices of discouragement and fear shout louder than the still small voice of faith?
When you Remember God, Remember God gives you…
Enough Happiness to keep you Sweet
Enough Trials to keep you Strong
Enough Sorrows to keep you Human
Enough Hope to keep you Happy
Enough Failure to keep you Humble
Enough Success to keep you Eager
Enough Friends to give you Comfort
Enough Wealth to meet your Needs
Enough Enthusiasm to make you look forward
Enough Faith to banish depression, and
Enough Determination to make each day a better day thanthe last.
God enables us to live life forward, while understanding comes from looking back and see God’s blessings, and intervention.
Remember God all the rest of the days of your life. As you do, you will receive more love and more power and have more of Him in your life. If you let Him have your life, He will be so active in it, and so powerful in it, that you will have daily reminders of Him, His power, His grace and His works.