Summary: It’s not hard to bless the Lord when we remember His blessings. The problem is that we forget those blessings.
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Pastor James May
REMEMBER GOD’S BLESSINGS!
Psalms 103:1-5, "Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with loving kindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s."
One of the most disturbing aspects of being human is the fact that most of us have a very short memory span. How many times have I been embarrassed because I forgot someone’s name or called him or her by the wrong name? How many appointments have we missed or opportunities have we allowed to slip by simply because we forgot about them?
Entire industries are built upon the manufacture and sale of such things as Palm Pilot computers, daily planners, pocket calendars and the like because without the aid of these memory joggers we can’t seem to remember what we are supposed to be doing, where we are going or what is happening.
A friend of mine once told me that he went to a training conference where a course was being taught on how to improve your memory. He spent nearly $200 on the books, tapes and worksheets for the course and brought it home. When he arrived at home he stored the course and then went about his daily business. He confessed to me that he has never even started the memory course because he forgot where he stored it and hasn’t been able to find it.
There is another incident that I found somewhat humorous.
In Disney’s movie, “Flight of the Navigator”, a young boy is chosen to contain all of the star charts of the universe. As he is given the information through “science fiction technology” the statement is made that he could not retain all of the necessary information because his “brain leaked”.
I believe, if we just look around, that every one of us has trouble with a “leaking brain”. There isn’t one of us who would like to be able to remember better. Instead of getting better though, our capacity to remember gets worse with the passing of the years. Sometimes because of physical illness, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, but most of the time because of lack of use because we fall into a rut of life that doesn’t require us to exercise our mental capacity at all.
It has been said that the human brain is capable of far greater powers and abilities than any human has ever exercised. In fact, one study that I read, said that we only use about 10% of our ability to think and remember. For most of us I think that we fall far short of even using the 10%. We tend to live our lives like lab rats instead of humans. We are constantly looking for the easy way out of situations, trying to work our way through the maze to get to some new cheese or trying new and untested ways to lose weight, make money, etc., simply because someone else says that we should.
We are quick to forget about the great blessings that God has poured upon us, also.
Hosea 13:6, "According to their pasture, so were they filled; they were filled, and their heart was exalted; therefore have they forgotten me."
God is so good to us all. No matter what circumstances you face or what situation you find your self in this morning, I want to remind you that God is still good to you. He is every pouring out His blessings upon man, but man doesn’t stop to think that every good thing in life comes from the Father of Lights, our Father in Heaven.
Satan will not give you good things unless they are used to deceive you into leaving your relationship with God while you enjoy them.