Why We Should Remember

 

Remembering to Remember

Remembering dates and events has always been easy for me. Maybe that’s why I’ve been fascinated by history all my life. This interest in people, places, events, and dates led me to earn an undergraduate degree in history.

When in seminary my church history teacher had me see the subject in a new light. On the white board in the classroom he wrote,

“History = HIS + Story.” 

He then said, “History is an accounting of God’s activity amongst humankind and the accounting of their obedience, disobedience, and even defiance toward Him.” That’s why it’s important we remember the past.

Did you the Bible also teaches us to remember?

Psalm 103 teaches us to remember.

“Bless the Lord, oh my soul and all that is within me, bless His Holy name.”

Psalm 103:1

“As a man thinketh in his heart, so he is.”

Proverbs 23:7

 

1. Remember His Forgiveness – Psalm 103:2, 10

“Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits”

Psalm 103:2

“He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.”

Psalm 103:10

Never minimize the forgiveness of sin in your life.

 

2. Remember His Healing – Psalm 103:3b

“and heals all your diseases,”

Psalm 103:3b

“By His stripes we are healed”

Isaiah 53:5

Remember who is The Great Physician.

 

3. Remember His Redemption – Psalm103:4a

“who redeems your life from the pit”

Psalm 103:4a

Remember who is your Redeemer.

 

4. Remember His Steadfast Love – Psalm 103:4b – 5

“and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”

Psalm 103:4b -5

Remember who loves you unconditionally. 

 

Conclusion: 

The Bible and history teach us of HIS love and HIS story.

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Each chapter contains Scripture from the Holy Bible that touched my life, explanation and application of the verse’s Truth to daily living, a prayer using the Scripture I prayed during the travail, three directed questions for journaling, and a takeaway that the Lord showed me. I share how God and God’s Word guided and sustained my wife and me through this journey.

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I have an upcoming promotion for Caregiving: Biblical Insights From a Caregiver’s Journey on Bargain Booksy on Wednesday, May 11th, 2022. The price of the eBook is reduced from $4.99 to $2.99. It’s also available in print at regular price. The lower price is available today for the next week. The book is available in print at Amazon Print on in ebook at Ebook.

Caregiving: Biblical Insights From a Caregiver’s Journey offers the Biblical guidance and support I learned in my 1001 day trip of caring for my late wife. The book helps you connect with the perfect love which casts out all fear, the love of Jesus Christ. God’s love that sustained me during those days.

Each chapter contains Scripture from the Holy Bible that touched my life, explanation and application of the verse’s Truth to daily living, a prayer using the Scripture I prayed during the travail, three directed questions for journaling, and a takeaway that the Lord showed me. I share how God and God’s Word guided and sustained my wife and me through this journey.

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Routines of Life

Routines of Life

My day began with me carrying out trash. Taking my morning prescriptions followed. After a short drive, I’m enjoying a venti blonde roast coffee from Starbucks. For your information, a venti is 20 fluid ounces.

My To Do List

Today I’ll be working on Bible verse memes for the next few months. I’ll create them and schedule them. I use Canva software for this job. I post them daily on two private Facebook groups I manage. One of the groups is for my family and is used to keep track of me.

The other is for the retirees and friends of the day job from which I’m retired. I’ve been doing both foe around four years. The day job retiree/friend group helps friends and former coworkers stay connected and to share prayer requests/needs. I have 168 people in that group.

Staying Busy

I’ll also do my daily writing, some editing, and strive to get my 10,000 steps in for the day. Additionally, I’ll do some longer range planning for the my writing goals including my nonfiction, my pen name work, my blogs , some video work (working on doing a video blog), and reading/ listening goals/schedules. I also have my Spanish lesson.

My working about 30 to 40 hours a week on the writing work is why I’ve had writing income for 50 consecutive months. Some months the income is small but it all ads up and it’s what gives me purpose and fills my retirement hours.

I confess that my writing keeps me from being bored. I’m never lonely.

Today’s Selfie

The selfie is from today.

My Daily Devotional Time

You might enjoy reading the morning devotion I used. It is at https://www1.cbn.com/devotions/names-of-christ-savior.

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