by Tammy Phillips
August 24, 2020
REMEMBER the former things of old, For I [am] God, and [there is] no other; [I am] God, and [there is] none like Me. REMEMBER the days of old, consider the years of many generations. (Isaiah 46:9NKJV and Deuteronomy 32:7 NKJV)
To REMEMBER is defined as to recall, recollect, remind, rehearse, record, call to mind, make a memorial; to mark; to exercise the memory.
REMEMBER is used 148 times in the King James version of the Bible. We are encouraged to remember, by God, the prophets and the disciples. Often times in the Bible, the men and women of God ask God to remember them. We encourage each other to remember.
I learned this morning that I like to exercise…exercise my mind by remembering. I have exercised every day of my life and I did not realize it. I love to remember good times. I know you do, too. I take thousands upon thousands of pictures to record our family history. It makes it easier to recall those good times. Around ten years ago, I started writing everything that the Lord poured into me. Hard lesson, I lost years of writing by not backing up my computer. I moved to recording God thoughts and my life in journals about seven years ago. Each stroke I write is remembering what God has just revealed or they mark a special event or time in life. I return to these memorials to remember and learn. I do not like to recollect bad times so much, but I can say I have grown the most out of the hardest trials. I write them down, too.
What does the Bible say about remembering?
The rainbow reminds God to REMEMBER his everlasting covenant between God and every living creature on the earth. (Genesis 9:15-16 KJV)
REMEMBER this day, in which ye came out… out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand the LORD brought you out Exodus 13:3 KJV)
REMEMBER the sabbath day. (Exodus 20:8 KJV)
REMEMBER what the LORD thy God did unto Pharaoh, and unto all Egypt; (Deuteronomy 7:18 KJV)
REMEMBER what the LORD thy God did unto Miriam (Deuteronomy 24:9 KJV)
REMEMBER Lot’s wife. – Luke 17:32 KJV
REMEMBER the LORD God. He gives us power to get wealth. (Deuteronomy 8:2, 18 KJV)
REMEMBER the name of the LORD our God. (Psalm 20:7 KJV)
REMEMBER his marvelous works, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth; (1 Chronicles 16:12 KJV)
REMEMBER the word that I said unto you. (John 15:20 KJV)
REMEMBER the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive. (Acts 20:35 KJV)
REMEMBER the poor. (Galatians 2:10 KJV)
REMEMBER that Jesus was raised from the dead (2 Timothy 2:8 KJV)
REMEMBER them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow. (Hebrews 13:7 KJV)
REMEBER where you are fallen, and repent. (Revelation 2:5 KJV)
I enCOURAGE you to REMEMBER the great things God has done. REMEMBER, Jesus. I enCOURAGE you to REMEMBER the life God has given you and the life He has promised you. REMEMBER what He gave up so you could have that life. Write down your hopes, dreams and memories. Memories help us grow, progress and transform into who we are called to be. We are encouraged to remember where we have come to know where we can go. Memories bring great joy. REMEMBER?
Remember what you received and heard, and hold fast, and repent (Revelation 3:3 KJV)