11 Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day. 12 Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down, 13 and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied, 14 then your heart will become proud and you will forget the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.17 You may say to yourself, “My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.” 18 But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your forefathers, as it is today. 19 If you ever forget the Lord your God and follow other gods and worship and bow down to them, I testify against you today that you will surely be destroyed. 20 Like the nations the Lord destroyed before you, so you will be destroyed for not obeying the Lord your God.
Deuteronomy 8:11-14, 17-20
It is entirely possible to live your life and not to think about God. God, however, wants to be remembered. He does not want to be forgotten! I wonder what percentage of human beings do not think of God in their lives, even every once in a while. Paul wrote in Romans 1 that all creation testifies that there is a God. Yes, He is Spirit and nobody has ever seen Him, but there is evidence of His Person all around us! Jesus said tha He came to make the Father known. And if we’ve seen Him, we’ve seen the Father (John 14). Jesus, too, wants His followers not to forget Him. Because He knows how easily we forget, He gave us simple things like bread and wine to remember Him and the price He paid on the cross for our forgiveness. We ought to never forget!
I am thankful for the regular things in my life that cause me to pause and remember God. I want to honor God with my life and never forget who He is and what He has done in my life! I want to never forget my identity in Christ – who He has created me to be! I am thankful for the things like weekly worship and communion, daily devotions, even simple prayers at meal time that may seem a little habitual, but help me remember. Why am I thankful for these things? Because I am just like the Israelites! I can easily become consumed with life and forget the Author of Life. I want to remember, not forget.
Thank you Holy Spirit for being a constant Companion and Friend to me. Thank you for prompting me to remember You and to live for You in a way that brings You glory.