Lately, I have been thinking about gratitude. Ongoing gratitude is so important in our daily walk with the Lord. I think this is why I tend to take so many trips down memory lane. These short trips always help me to have an attitude of gratitude.
Humans sure have a tendency to be forgetful creatures, at least when it comes to the good things that we should remember! I think of the words of Psalm 106 which gives an account of the Israelite’s continued disobedience despite knowing all the reasons why they should have remained obedient.
“But they soon forgot what he had done and did not wait for his counsel.” v.13
“They forgot the God who saved them, who had done great things in Egypt.” v.21
I think we could just as easily insert our own names into these verses.
But Eileen soon forgot what He had done and did not wait for his counsel.
Eileen forgot the God who saved her, who had done great things in her life.
There is a saying that is often heard through out 12 step recovery programs. Keeping it green. It means that we don’t forget where we have been. We keep it fresh in our minds. We regularly remind ourselves of God’s grace in our lives.
I don’t ever want to forget what God has done in my life. I don’t want to take for granted the spacious place he’s planted my feet and all the undeserved blessings he’s placed in my life.
O my soul, bless God, don’t forget a single blessing! (Psalm 103:1-2 MSG)