Someone has said that memory is a sepulcher of broken bones. Someone else has said that memory is a nursery in which children who have grown old play with their broken toys. Memory is the library and the treasury of the mind. Psychiatrist Rollo Mays says, “Memory is not just the imprint of the past upon us; it is the keeper of what is meaningful for our deepest hopes and fears.”
Memory is selective. Often we forget what God has done for us. Charles Spurgeon said, “We write our blessings in the sand, and we engrave our complaints in the marble.” Memory becomes impressed with burdens. The word remember is used 14 times in Deuteronomy, and 9 of those warn of forgetting.
True praise ought to come from the heart, not the memory (Matt. 15:8). Worship is the believer’s adoring response to all that God says and does.
Engrave God’s blessings in your heart, and you’ll never grow weary of praising Him.
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Never forget God’s blessings. Praise Him for all He has done.
Don’t load your mind with past burdens but enrich it with a memory of His blessings.
Author: Warren Wiersbe | Source: Prayer, Praise and Promises
Scripture Reference: Matthew 15:8 Psalm 103:1-12
Remind Me, Dear Lord
Words and Music by Dottie RamboThe things that I love, and hold dear to my heart Are just borrowed, they’re not mine at all Jesus only let me use them to brighten my life So remind me, remind me dear Lord Roll back the curtain of memories now and then Show me where You brought me from And where I could have been Remember I’m human and humans forget So remind me, remind me dear Lord Nothing good have I done to deserve God’s own Son I’m not worthy of the scars in His hands Yet He chose the road to Calv’ry to die in my stead Why He loves me, I just can’t understand Roll back the curtain of memories now and then Show me where You brought me from And where I could have been Remember I’m human and humans forget So remind me, remind me dear Lord So remind me, remind me dear Lord