03/17/18 Remember

READING: Joshua 1-2, Psalm 105

“Remember the wondrous works that he has done. .  .”  

Psalm 105:5

God has been really good to me over the years, and I have much reason to be grateful. For that reason, Psalm 105 convicts me and challenges me to express gratitude more. It is right for me, for example, to spend some time just reflecting on all that God has done for me—and not by simply writing these words.

The psalmist surely meant for the Hebrews to think deeply about God’s acts when he wrote these words: “Remember the wondrous works that he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he uttered, O offspring of Abraham, his servant children of Jacob, his chosen ones!” (Psalm 105:5-6). As they remembered His works, their response was to be outward and obvious: give thanks, call upon His name, make Him known, sing to Him, tell of His works, and glory in His name. It was as if their remembering His works would naturally lead to erupting in praise and worship. 

I know my own review of my life will show what the psalmist saw in God’s relationship with the Hebrews. He has a plan that He consistently works to accomplish what He wants through His people. He always keeps His Word to them. He raises up leaders to walk with them, guide them, and encourage them. He works miracles among them to show His glory – and in the end, all they can say is, “Praise the Lord!” (Psalm 105:45).

And so, I thank Him and praise Him today. 

ACTION STEPS: 

  • Spend some time today thinking about the ways God had led you.
  • Praise Him throughout the day.

PRAYER: “God, thank You for loving me and keeping Your promises to me.”     

TOMORROW’S READING:  Review and catch up day