Remembering God

Life is going very fast and a lot of things are happening at once. One can see abundance of riches and also abundance of poverty. Abundance of projects everywhere, even as there is abundance of destruction. In the midst of all these contradictions, most people are running, running to somewhere and there is no time for that which really matters. We forget that God is all that really matters. Sadly speaking, people do not have time for God.

When everything goes well it is difficult, very difficult for us human beings to remember the goodness of God. We are quick to complain when we run into disappointments and never think of being grateful to God for the goodness we do have. At the same time sin is often excused – it is clothed as something not as bad as the Bible calls it.

But God is calling us to remember His goodness. Not for His sake, but for our own sake.

  1. God is calling us to remember the futility of a life lived wrong. Temporal gains and the false sense of control are fleeting pleasures and promises. There is simply so benefit in believing wrong, worshiping wrong.
  2. God is calling us to remember our relationship with Him. The connection with God is not just meant for crisis relief. It is supposed to be celebrated each day. We need to remember our relationship with God so that such thoughts have a bearing in all that we do or say.
  3. God is calling us to remember that we will not be forgotten by Him. The truth is, God is always aware and thinking about us. He never forgets us, even when we fail in so many ways.
  4. God is calling us to remember that our sins are forgiven by Him. That Jesus Christ has paid the price for us to be graciously cleansed of our sins and uncleanness. Also to remember that He is patiently bearing with all our weakness and errors. There is nowhere else to go for the remission of sins. Nobody can, nobody will forgive us the way we are forgiven in Jesus Christ.
  5. God is calling us to remember that we are redeemed by Him. Of course our redemption is legitimate, but more than that our redemption is also the beautiful story of God loving us and promising us of His love for ever.

Isaiah 44:21,22 – “Remember these things, O Jacob, and Israel, for you are my servant; I formed you ; you are my servant, O Israel, you will not be forgotten by me. I have blotted out your transgressions like a cloud and your sins like a mist; return to me, for I have redeemed you.”

Let us find ways to remind ourselves to remember God.

Amen.

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