Yesterday I mentioned that Deuteronomy 4 is a great chapter. When I read it I actually had three major take-aways. Tonight, I’ll share the second one. It was found in verse 9 which says, “Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.”
Do you reflect enough? We all need to keep record of the times where we have seen God work in our lives. This is important on two fronts. First, it’s important for self because we all have dry times in our Christian walk where we question where God is. At times, one may even feel like they are tinkering with a faith crisis. This makes it all the more important that we remember what God has previously done! Have you seen God’s healing hand, His protective hand, His providence or key prayers answered? Write them down, rehearse them in your mind, and praise God for His watchful presence.
We also need to remember and then pass on that witness to our children. Have you ever told your children exactly why you believe in God? We all have stories to tell and those stories provide a Christian legacy for us to pass on to others. Remembering and sharing is imperative! I can’t even venture to guess how many times the OT says that God brought the Israelites out of Egypt by His mighty hand. It was the key faith event that generations rallied around. Now remember and share your key events so that future generations in your family will do the same. “Lord Jesus, thank You for watching over my life. Thank You for giving a sinner like me more attention than I deserve. I praise You for the many times You have intervened in my life.”