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.