“And you shall remember the whole way that the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not.” Deuteronomy 8:2
For every single thing we go through in our lives, whether good or bad, the Lord allows each of it so that we would remember Him. We should never forget to acknowledge the Source of our very lives. In good times, God wants to test our faithfulness and to help us realize that good things come from Him and apart from Him we can do nothing. In bad times, the Lord wants us to humble ourselves and seek His help. As we continue to draw near to Him both in good and bad times, God is pleased.
How should we remember God? We must not only think about God as an idea or an idol whom we can go to when we need something. We must sincerely come to Him and be “in a relationship” with Him because He is a Person. How we relate to God, how and where we place Him in our lives determine the contents of our hearts.
When should we remember God? Day and night. Night and day. We should seek God every moment of our lives. We may not literally think about Him every single minute, but in our subconscious minds, we can. “…but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.” (Psalm 1:2) When problems arise, we remember to call on Him. When there is an answered prayer, we whisper a word of thanks. When we grieve, when we laugh, when we work, all these moments can be an avenue to remember Jesus?
What happens when we forget God. Oh a lot of instances in the Bible showed people’s—great and small alike— and nations’ failures and downfalls when they do not follow God.
Choose today to remember God, and enjoy His unlimited favor and companionship.