MY LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL
THURSDAY AUGUST 26, 2021
PEOPLE FORGET – ALWAYS REMEMBER
Main Text: Deuteronomy 8:2 -‘‘ Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way’’
Psalm 100:4 – Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, And into his courts with praise: Give thanks unto him, and bless his name.
A woman complained to her Pastor that she had noticed a lot of repetitions in his sermons. ‘‘Why do you do that? She queried. The Pastor replied ‘‘people forget’’.
There are many reasons why we forget – the passage of time, growing older, or being too busy. We forget passwords, names of people and the places even where we parked our cars. My friend says ‘‘there is only so much I can fit in my brain. I have to delete something before I can remember something new’’
The preacher was right. People forget easily, so we often need reminders to help us remember what God has done for us. The Israelites had a similar tendency. Even with the many miracles they saw, they still needed to be reminded of His care for them.
In Deuteronomy 8, God reminded the Israelites that He allowed them to experience hunger in the wilderness, but then provided an amazing food for them every day – manna. He supplied clothing that never wore out. He led them through a wilderness of snakes and scorpions and provided water from the rock. They learnt humility as they realized how totally dependent they were on God’s care for provision (Deuteronomy 8:15-18). Whenever we find ourselves forgetting, we can think about the ways He has answered our prayers and that reminds us of His goodness and faithful promises.
GOD’S FAITHFULNESS CONTINUE THROUGH ALL GENERATION
Prayer: Dear Holy Father, thank you always, for being faithful. Help me to trust you in whatever I face todayBY BISHOP NGOZI DURUEKE (HE REIGNS CHAPEL INTERNATIONAL) To send your testimony, write us: firstname.lastname@example.org.