Today is ‘Rememberance Day’ in Australia. It is a day, when we as a nation, pause to remember the countless men and women who courageously gave their lives for our country in the First World War.
On the 11th day, of the 11th month, at the 11th hour, our nation will stop for two minutes silence and ‘remember’ these precious people.
It is a solemn and sacred moment.
They were heroes and deserve to be honoured.
It is also a memorial we MUST pass on to our children so that they may learn the lessons that this time in history has to teach us.
And it is because of this that my attention has been drawn to what God would have us, as His people remember.
God wants us to remember Him in ALL things. He is looking for faithfulness. Faithfulness earns the praise of God!
1 Corinthians 11:2 Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.
God wants us to remember the ‘words of the Lord Jesus’. He wants us to remember that is ‘more blessed to give than to receive’. A giving heart is a heart that reflects our Saviour, and who doesn’t want to be like Him?
Acts 20:35 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
God wants us to remember to be quick to repent. He wants us to keep a right relationship with Him. Submission to our Saviour honours Him!
Revelation 2:5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
God wants us to remember His leadership and provision in our lives. Are we made of the ‘right stuff’? Our God is faithful!
Deuteronomy 8:2 And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.
There are of course many more things that God would have us to remember. Perhaps today, as you take time to reflect on this important day in history, you could take some time to discover in God’s Word what else He would have you remember?