Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them. Deuteronomy 4:9
Moses warns the people to be careful to not forget what they had seen. The Israelites had been wandering in the desert for nearly forty years. Over that time they had seen God do many wonderful miracles for them. They were to remember those things and tell their children and grand-children everything.
Memory is a powerful tool in a person’s life. When a little child touches a very hot stove, it is his memory that prevents him from touching it again. That same memory is what makes a child know that she loves ice cream.
There are some people who like to remember things very well and so they keep a journal of their life and what has happened. Most people have a hard time keeping a journal and rely on their own memory.
Most things are forgotten very quickly, unless jarred into memory by some event, or if it is purposely remembered.
The best way to remember something is to go over it again and again. Talk about it on a regular, daily basis and you will not forget it. Telling other people about what God has done and is doing in your life will help your memory.
It will also remind you that God is in control and does actually care for you.
Along with strengthening yourself, it will also encourage others in their belief in God.
When you stop remembering what God has done, you start to forget about God or doubt His love for you. You also open the door to look for help in other ways, than in trusting in God.
Be willing to openly talk about the events of your life. It will strengthen you and others. It will also help you to stay away from sinful acts.
I pray today that you will remember what God has done in your life; that God will open your eyes to what He is doing in your life; that you will be bold in telling others what God has done in your life; and that God will draw many to Jesus through your witness.