When you remember God’s past blessings, you activate your faith in His goodness today.
How we remember yesterday determines how we live tomorrow. Some years ago, I wrote a book (God Moments) on the subject because I noticed the constant scriptural exhortation to remember what God has done. For example, God instituted the Passover so the Hebrew people would forever “commemorate” their deliverance from bondage. When Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper, the central command was to “do this in remembrance of me.” If you want to become joyful, the surest way is to become more grateful. If you want to become more grateful, the surest way is to remember, remember, remember God.
So, as we prepare for Thanksgiving tomorrow in America, I want to bless you to remember God’s grace.
Receive today’s blessing from Psalm 103:
O, soul, you can bless the Lord and forget not all His benefits.
Child of God, your life is riddled with God’s grace–
Through and through, in and out, up and down–
He has protected you, led you, and favored you.
He has watched you, smiled at you, covered you.
He has always been there—always.
I bless your soul to embark on a new spiritual treasure hunt,
Sifting through old memories,
Recognizing God in bygone moments where you hadn’t noticed Him,
Relishing His goodness.
Bless the Lord—all that is within you bless His holy name.
You can remember more of His blessings every day. And, when you do, your heart will spill over with joy. And that’s the Gospel!