The Power of Remembering

November 5, 2020


Remember the wonders he has performed, his miracles, and the rulings he has given, you children of his servant Israel, you descendants of Jacob, his chosen ones. He is the Lord our God. His justice is seen throughout the land. Remember his covenant forever— the commitment he made to a thousand generations.

1 Chronicles 16:12-15 NLT


King David was celebrating the Ark of the Covenant being brought to the place he had prepared for it. The Ark was the physical representation of the presence of God. God had chosen to dwell above the Ark, and thus, blessings were associated with the Ark’s presence.

As a moment to build the faith of the people, David sings a song to the people. In this part of the song, David tells them to remember two things— “the wonders he has performed” and “his covenant.”

I believe we build our faith when we remember what God has done for us in the past. We need to reflect on the favor God has given to us. Sometimes, it was in an answered prayer, or protection, or times when God brought healing or provision into our lives. We need to remember those moments.

As I write this devotion, I reflect on a time Cindy and I spent with friends last night. They were asking about how we met and our early dating experience. It was thirty-seven years ago. As we told the story of our meeting and dating, those memories brought back great feelings and a renewed connection to each other. The same is true in our relationship with God. We need to remember how we met God. Remember what He has brought us through.

We also need to remember the promises God has given to us. The covenant represented the promises God made to Abraham for the children of Israel. As followers of Christ, we have a covenant. The Word of God outlines the terms of the covenant. The better we know the Bible, the better we understand the promises of God. Memorizing and speaking the promises of God build our faith for the battle.


Holy Spirit, please help me remember all that You have done in my life. Help me to learn and stand on Your promises.

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