“They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness.” Psalm 145:7 (KJV)
I thought I would pick up from where we left off in last week’s blog entry with the lyrics of 1982 Grammy award winning artist Patrice Rushen hit single: “Sending You Forget Me Nots”:
Sending you forget me nots
To help me to remember
Baby please forget me not
I want you to remember
The song speaks about an individual reflecting about a real and rich relationship that came to an end. So she is sending forget-me-nots to help the other person to remember what they enjoyed in the relationship.
As children of God we enjoy a relationship that will never end .However, there are times that we become forgetful of our God’s goodness in our lives. Consequently, if not checked, it will cause our carnality to lead us in a life that looks like we are not intimately involved with God. Also, God does not want us to forget Him because He loves us and wants to bless us.
God gave us His word and His spirit to prevent forgetfulness. As children of God we should prioritize a holy heart as well as manufacture mentally fresh memories of God’s goodness and favor in our lives. In order to assist us, David calls our attention to “forget not all his benefits”:
“Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.” Psalm 103:1-5 (KJV, emphasis mine)
Did your heart and mind capture our blessed and benevolent Father’s benefit package?
1 He forgives all our iniquities.
2. He heals all our diseases (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual - notice the word "all").
3. He redeems our lives from destruction.
4. He crowns us with loving kindness. (He loves us because we belong to Him).
5. He crowns us with tender mercies. (He doesn't punish us with the punishment that we deserve but instead treats us tenderly.)
6. He satisfies our mouths with good things. (He is a good God that gives us good things.)
When we meditate, read, memorize, apply and pray about God’s goodness in our lives it prevents forgetfulness. It also flushes out fleshly lies that lead us to loneliness and alienation from God. In addition, if we have this focus, praise from our lips and lives will be more prevalent than complaints and lives of carnality.
Let’s consider and embrace God’s forget-me-nots (blessings) and allow the fragrance of His goodness to guard us from forgetfulness!
For the Glory of God,