Never Forget

King David wrote, “Let all that I am praise the LORD; may I never forget the good things He does for me.” (Psalm 103:2 NLT)
I have been reading some psalms lately where David, or another author, has no problem listing a vast number of things God has done. For example, in Psalm 136 the author gives a number of reasons to praise God: “Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good… to him who alone does great wonders… to him who by understanding made the heavens… to him who spread out the earth above the waters… to him who led his people through the wilderness… to him who struck down powerful kings…”
What is your secret for remembering all God has done for you? A few years back, Our Daily Bread contained a devotional which provided a good illustration of this. It was the story of a lady who wanted more gratitude in her spiritual life. Each evening she wrote on a small piece of paper one thing she thanked God for and dropped it in what she called her ThanksLiving jar. Some days she had many praises, and others it was a struggle to find one. At the end of the year she emptied her jar and read through all the notes. She found herself thanking God again for everything He had done.
It sounds like a great idea, for a year or even for a month. Personally, I am making a slight twist where I am looking for a God sighting each day (situations where God makes His presence very obvious). I am recording each day’s sighting on my phone, and will look back on the list so that “I may never forget the good things God has done for me.”
Whatever adaptations you make to the plan just maintain the purpose; to recognize God’s presence and protection in your life, and to give God the constant glory for it throughout this Thanksgiving season and on into next year.
Pastor Mike
“between Sundays”