Summary: How quickly we forget the Lord after He has rescued us from sure destruction. Or how we take credit for our own deliverance and forget to give God thanks and glory. This is a short message that encourages believers to Remember the Lord for all of His goodness towards them.
Remember the Lord
Johnny missed the train that would have taken him to see his favorite Football team play on Saturday. Running behind, he frantically started driving to the match. As he approached the stadium, there wasn’t a parking space to be found, anywhere. Not wanting to miss the opening kick-off, he became anxious in his search for a place to park. In his desperation, Johnny looked up to heaven and cried out, “God, if you’ll find me a parking space, starting this Sunday I promise I will attend Church every week for the rest of my life, Amen”. As he looked back down, would you believe there was an open parking space right in front of his car. Looking back toward heaven Johnny said, “Never mind Lord – I found one”.
Do you remember a time when you cried out to God, asking Him to help you out of your situation? Maybe you were in a time of desperation depression, addiction, homelessness, financial distress, marital problems etc. ... and God heard your cry and rescued you out of it. I’ve certainly been there.
In my distress I cried unto the Lord, and he heard me.
Isn’t it amazing how after our situation improves just how quickly we forget the pain of where we came from and how God delivered us out of it. There's nothing more heartbreaking than watching men and women whom God knowingly rescued from sure destruction forget where they came from and how they got to where they are. Even more sad is when they no longer acknowledge or even give thanks to God for answering their cries. Some even go so far as to say, “Look at what I did, I pulled myself out of my situation”. Unfortunately, this usually doesn’t end very well.
Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.
If God has ever heard your cries, answered your prayers and rescued you from your situation:
1. Don’t ever forget where you came from
2. Be thankful you’re no longer there
3. Give God thanks
4. Give God the glory
5. Only look back to see how far you’ve come
6. Don’t go back