I Will Remember You

A friends organization wrote recently on twitter: "The word "remember" is in the Bible 234 times. Never forget what God has done for you!"

I would also add, never forget what God has called us to, or spoken over us.

Remembering is really a spiritual principle that is often forgotten.

While in Bible school, I remember noting how often the early followers of Jesus hammered home the main teachings. Peter said things like: "I will always remind you about these things—even though you already know them and are standing firm in the truth you have been taught. And it is only right that I should keep on reminding you as long as I live ... I will work hard to make sure you always remember these things after I am gone. (2 Peter 1:12-15, NLT). Peter clearly understood our human capacity to not remember the first principles.

This spiritual principle is in the Old Testament too, as it was often commanded: "These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates." (Dueteronomy 6:6-9, NIV).

A modern day equivalent of this would be to put one of your sticky post-it-notes on a mirror or somewhere you will notice it on a daily basis, or put a Scripture or reminder on your computer screensaver.

This is obviously why special seasons of remembrance like Easter and Lent are so spiritually significant in our lives, as well as why Christ requested that we "do this is remembrance of Him" with regular times of taking communion at our local church. 

So often, we don't need God to do something new, we simply need to remember to remember what's already been done.

 

So what can you do to remember to remember all God has done? What breakthroughs do you need to remember today?