A common tendency people have is to be so focused on what is not right with their lives. This causes them to forget what God has done for them in the past. Complaining and being discontent seems like it is human nature, however, it is not the nature of Christ nor the nature we should have in Him.
God did not want Israel to forget all the wonderful things he had done for them as they were about to enter the promised land Moses said to them: “Only be on your guard and diligently watch yourselves, so that you don’t forget the things your eyes have seen and so that they don’t slip from your mind as long as you live. Teach them to your children and your grandchildren.” Deuteronomy 4.9 CSB
We try to encourage those around us, especially our children when we share the beautiful prayers God has answered in our past. This is how you pass on an exciting faith to your children and grandchildren! Moses knew that prosperity would cause them to forget as well as adversity. Over 180 times in the Bible “remember” or “do not forget” is used, that is for two reasons:
We tend to look at the negative side of life, what God hasn’t done for us rather than what He has done.
God wants to do new things for us because we are so grateful for what He has done for us in the past.
Where is your focus today? Are you overly concerned about what isn’t going right in your life or are you thanking God for how in control He is? The Miracles God did in the past for Israel were only a foretaste of what He wanted to do for them in the future. The same is true for you and me; THE BEST OF GOD IS YET TO COME!!
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