Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Always Remember What God Has Done for You

What do you do when your life becomes engulfed in a sudden storm? Do you panic? Do you cry out to the Lord? Would you stay calm and remember? Remember what you ask?

When David was being persecuted, he praised the Lord and meditated on His goodness. David reminded himself of all the times God had forgiven him, saved him from his enemies and blessed him.

What did remembering God's miracles accomplish?
It reminded him that he served a loving, powerful, righteous God. God never abandoned David, even when he sinned. It gave him strength to persevere.

Why should you remember the miracles God has done in your life?
Reflecting on the blessings and miracles God has given you, gives you strength to go on. As the waves are crashing, the winds are blowing and the skies are troubled, put your trust in God. Go forward knowing, He's never let you down. He only wants the best for you.

What can you do during your times of trouble?1. Meditate on His Word. God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. Read about the miracles he gave the heroes of the Bible.
2. Remind yourself of all the things he has done in your life. Can't think of anything? He gives you the breath of life every morning. He encamps his angels around you as you go about your day. He's blessed you with family and loved ones, food, a job, shelter, transportation and so much more.
3. Remember where you were when you first came to the Lord. I'm sure you've changed a lot.
4. Have faith, peseverance and patience to wait on Him. When he delivers you from your trials and tribulation and gives you victory, nothing can take it away.
5. Pray for others. Sometimes when you pray for others and minister to them, your problems don't seem as overwhelming.

No matter how bad things get in my life, I always remember what God has done for me.

Here's a song that ministers to me called "I'll Always Remember" by Yolanda Adams.

Scriptures for Your Day

Psalm 116:11-13 (New International Version)
11 And in my dismay I said,
"All men are liars."

12 How can I repay the LORD
for all his goodness to me?

13 I will lift up the cup of salvation
and call on the name of the LORD.

Psalm 34:3-5 (New International Version)
3 Glorify the LORD with me;
let us exalt his name together.

4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me;
he delivered me from all my fears.

5 Those who look to him are radiant;
their faces are never covered with shame.

2 Timothy 4:16-18 (New International Version)
16At my first defense, no one came to my support, but everyone deserted me. May it not be held against them. 17But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion's mouth. 18The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

1 comment:

Scott Magdalein said...

Thanks for the solid Word of Truth. God bless.