But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today. Deuteronomy 8:18
Moses gives the people a warning to not forget God. There will come a day when they will have success and wealth, and they are supposed to remember God in that day. They are not supposed to think that they had done it all on their own.
When a person is going through a difficult time it is easy to remember God. People cry out to God asking for help during times of trouble and pain. Look back at America and see how the entire nation was praying, calling out to God and going to church during the disaster of 9/11. However, just a few weeks later, the nation had forgotten about God and was back to their old ways.
During times that are going very good, most people forget about the need for God. They often feel they don’t need God because they can do it themselves.
Back up a few verses in chapter eight and you will see that God made the Israelites hungry so that He could do a work for them and show them that He was the one in control, not themselves.
You may not be the one to quit going to church when things are going good, but how much do you continue to pray and read the Bible?
Just as much as you have to seek and rely on God during times of trouble, you must also seek and rely on Him during the good times. This is during those times that you do not seem to have any great need.
It is God who has given you the ability to create wealth and do everything that you have done and are doing. Without God you could not even begin to breathe the air that you breathe.
You must learn to rely on God in the good times as well as in the bad times. Do not forget that it is God who brought you where you are today. It is God who has given you everything that you have today.
Did you forget God?
Or do you remember God?
I pray today that God will reveal His hand in your life; that you will know that all you have is from God; that you will remember God at all times; and that you will focus your life on Jesus.