Do not forget HIM!

Deuteronomy 6: 12 “ then beware, lest you forget the LORD who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.”

The popular pop singer, Usha Uthup was in an elevator in the New York hotel in Manhattan when it stopped moving on the 22nd floor. “I was all alone” says she! Coming from a hindu, Brahmin family, she always calls out “Our Father in heaven” when in trouble, in a state of panic, Usha said the prayer she used to say all the time. When Usha was asked why God put her through such a traumatic experience, and the singer said, “He gives you these knocks to remind you to never be complacent. God wants you to always remember Him.”

We meticulously remember our ATM passwords, debit card passwords, computer passwords, Bank account numbers. We even have pop-up’s in the computer to remind us of something important! How do you reflect on the past? Some of the best times you can have are found looking through old photo albums. There are bundles and bundles of albums staked up in many homes. When I went to pray for the third birthday of a child, the father was meticulously covering the cake in his camera. I wondered why! Later the husband and wife told me that they have photographs of all the birthday parties of the children and they fondly store them for future remembrance. Not bad at all! However, the same family are very nonchalant in their walk with God. When we have pushed God backwards and the pleasures of this world in front, then nothing but only emptiness would remain in our life, the husband drinks, he fights and never goes to church. How do you remember God? By locking up His Word in your heart!

Politicians erect statues to remember them. We have people penning their autobiography so to record their life. People celebrate the birthdays of movie stars and politicians who have perished years back but today we read in the scripture that God has to constantly remind His people that He was God. He had to many times tell the law, warm them and say that He was Holy. God knows that man is forgetful that’s why he has to remind us. He knows that they will quickly forget Him. Exodus 32:8 says, “They have been quick to turn away from what I commanded them…..”

It pains to read Deuteronomy 32:18, it says, “You deserted the Rock, who fathered you; you forgot the God who gave you birth.” Yes, many have forgotten God when they have a new toy to play with in their life. Man started forgetting from the beginning of creation. Adam forgets God when Eve comes into his life. Noah who gets drunk after the flood, the list goes on…

A young man tells a servant of God that he does not remember God doing anything good in his life. Then one day while at home, he suddenly looks at the old album of his childhood pictures and his mother starts to suddenly tell him. At the age of 5 you would have died of accident if not for that man who saved you, at age of 6 you would have died of typhoid but you were saved, at the age of 8 you would have been drowned if not for the sudden intervention of a kindly person. As she went on to narrate the past, suddenly the boy starts to cry and kneels down and asks God for forgiveness for his ignorance.

Today God wants you to remember Him!

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