Memories. We do our best to capture the moment. Graduations. Weddings. Births.
We collect programs, photos, and party favors.
Momentos of milestones.
Remembering is a good idea. God chose everything from feasts to memorials to help His kids remember.
His goodness. His faithfulness. His provision.
Moses challenges us to remember, “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.” (Deut. 4:9 NIV) Here are some tips from Moses:
- Intentionality: “Be careful and watch yourselves closely.” Or what? Or you will forget. Life rushes through like Class 5 rapids. God calls me to the riverbank to stop and reflect on the journey. Without care and watchfulness, I shoot down the river, only vaguely aware of His presence, offering arrow prayers when the boulders come too close.
- History: We have a history with God. Times when He grabbed our attention and changed things. Decisions. Healing. Comfort. Close calls. Provision. What have your eyes seen? Have you captured it in a journal? Perhaps a recording is more your style. How about photos? Whatever media appeals to you—capture the moment. You don’t want it to fade from your heart only to be replaced by something trivial.
- Legacy: Pass it on to those who haven’t seen yet. Children. Grandchildren. The older I grow, the more I appreciate those who walked before me. Testimonies have the power to encourage, challenge, and comfort me—all at the same time.
Your story of God’s faithfulness may be the turning point for your own child’s faith. Share His goodness.
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Workout of the Week: Capture the Moment
Memory Verse: “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.” (Deut. 4:9 NIV)
Meditation Passage: Joshua 4:1-7
Just Do It: Record the memory.