Monday, April 08, 2013

Memory of God

 4One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.
 5I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.
 6And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness.
 7They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness. 
(Psalm 145:4-7, King James Version)

Memory of God

How do we know of the greatness of God? How do we understand His wondrous works as they are daily manifested to us? We understand our great and mighty God by the testimony of His Word, but we also understand His glorious deeds done on our behalf as told to us by our parents and our grandparents. Their own personal memory of God as He has worked on their behalf is a powerful testimony to us.

We, likewise, pass on our own memory of God and His care for us to our children and grandchildren. We have God's Word to instruct us, yet it is the testimony of the lives of His people throughout the ages since His Word has been completed that assures us that God is living, moving, and acting on our behalf today just as He did in the lives of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Our Bibles are not dead books, but show to us the the living and active power of God which is manifest to us daily.

What an amazing God we serve. Just as generations have praised His works to another, and just as David declared the glorious honor and majesty of God, so do we, too, speak of God's power and might displayed to us even in this 21st century. Our God is not dead, neither does He sleep, but, rather, He plays an active role in our daily lives, caring for us, leading us, and teaching us, that we may grow more and more like Christ.

Truly God's acts are terrible, awesome acts. His power is greater than any power in the manipulative hands of mere men. When God speaks, even the winds and the waves obey His will, as was demonstrated by Christ when He was with His disciples in the middle of a terrible storm on the Sea of Galilee.

Do we, as believers, live our lives in faithful trust of this God we love and serve? Do we understand and appreciate His guiding hand upon us each and every day? Do we understand that open and closed doors of opportunity are there because of God's guiding hand upon us?

Let us not live as people of this world who live in fear of what fate might send their way. Let us, instead, bask in the light of God's help and blessing knowing that even on the bad days, God's loving hand is caring for us and guiding us through the difficulties that come our way.

As we understand these things, let us pass on our own memory of God to our children and grandchildren. May they understand by the word of our own testimonies that God is everything. Christ is all--there is none other like Him. Without Christ we have nothing, but with Him we have all we will ever need for life, health, and peace, both in this life and in the life to come.

May your own personal memory of God be precious to you, and precious to those who follow after you!

God Bless You,

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