What Do You Remember?


It’s beginning. The autumn season is here. Cooler temperatures coax me to so many of my favorite things. Sweaters (without getting too hot), hot cider, pumpkin spice deliciousness, squash soup, candles burning, fall décor, apples, visits to the pumpkin farm and so much more.


???????????????????????????????As I become excited for what is to come, I am reminded of awesome things from years ago when I was a child. Of visits to the apple orchard. Of driving through the Adirondack Mountains to view the beauty of autumn. Of cool, damp days that seemed to invigorate me.


Isn’t it interesting how our minds work that way? We see something and we’re reminded of a place. We smell something and we’re reminded of a person. We hear something and we’re reminded of an object.


We make connections. We make associations.


And guess what? God created us that way. God wanted us to remember…remember Him. God puts people, places, and things in front of us daily so that we would be reminded of Him.


1 Chronicles 16:12 (NIV) tells us to “Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced.” As we see His creation daily, we are to remember Him.


Psalm 63:6 (NIV) says, “On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night.” When we hear the chime of a clock through the night, we are to think of God.


Isaiah 46:8 (NIV) says, “Remember this, fix it in mind, take it to heart, you rebels.” What are we to remember? That God is God. There is no other like Him. There are none like Him.


But the wonderful thing is that as God asks us to remember Him, He won’t remember our sins. Each time we sin, He isn’t reminded of our past sin. Take a look at Jeremiah 31:34 or 2 Corinthians 5:19 or 1 Corinthians 13:5.


And if you still would like some proof of this concept, let’s look at Psalm 103:12 (NIV). “As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.” He will not be reminded of our past. He will not remember our sin.


I don’t know about you, but I thank God daily that my past is in the past. I thank God daily that my sins from today (after repentance) will not be remembered tomorrow.


So I think remembering God throughout my day is a good trade off. I’d gladly think of God than think of my past. I’d gladly think of God than think of a temptation in front of me. I’d gladly think of God just because.


What reminds you of God? How do you remember Him throughout your day? I pray that you are reminded of His grace, His peace, His love, His comfort, His joy today. Because I can guarantee, He is thinking of you!


Grace and peace be yours in abundance,



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