Weekly Devotional | November 24, 2016

Remember God!

Seth Buchner picOn, Tuesday, I worked at a voting station here in Marion County. I was struck by the people that seemed to believe that one candidate or another had the ability to bring peace and stability to our country.  Every new leader brings a measure of change, but I wanted to take this chance to remind us all not to forget the one who assuredly can bring stability to any life that puts trust in Him.


God wants us to remember Him!  He put a rainbow in the sky for Noah.  He gave Jacob a limp.  He put a pillar of smoke and fire so Israel would remember and follow.  He stuck Jonah in the belly of a wale so he would remember.   Psalms 64:9 tells us, “And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing.”


The human memory system is amazing.  The greatest computer ever built cannot begin to compare to your mind. There are basically three types of memory.  First, there is the sensory memory; this is basically what you are seeing, hearing, and sensing at any given time.  Second, there is the short-term memory; this is your scratch pad for temporary recall.  It goes away quickly, so that it why we have to do things quickly sometimes.  Third, there is long term memory; this is for storing things for a long period of time.  Unlike the first two, there is little loss of recall with this type of memory.


Out of the three types of memory, where do you think we should put God? This should be a no-brainer (no pun intended), but sometimes we need a reminder.  Psalms 143:5, “I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands.”  We need to commit to long term memory the things that God does for us.  There will come a time when things are difficult that we need to have these memories to lean on.  If we forget them, our faith will be weak.  If we remember them, our faith will be strong. Remember how God saved you from a life of sin?  Remember how God lifted you up during that difficult sickness?


Remember how the Lord sent help during those tight financial times?  These are the memories that will build our faith and cause us to always remember that God is in control.  He is worthy candidate for our vote, and He alone can promise peace will reign in our hearts under His leadership. (Contact Pastor Buckner at (903)665-8865 or PastorSeth@HopeAtHeritage.com)


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