4 Ways to Remember God, the Most Important Person

Ways to Remember God

4 Ways to Remember God, the Most Important Person

“. . . then watch yourself, that you do not forget the LORD who brought you from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.” (NASB)

Deuteronomy 6:12

Dear Kids,

Memory is a wonderful gift, and we all have varying degrees of this valuable commodity. Yet in reality we are often a forgetful people. God knows our tendency to forget and regularly reminds us in His word to watch ourselves lest we overlook something important and suffer the consequences. There are many ways to remember God. Moses shares some important habits that will keep us on track.

Memory is a Valuable Commodity

I am one of the forgetful people. I can’t count how many times I have gone to the basement to grab something only to get down there and wonder what it was I came to get. Other times I have driven to the store for a specific purpose only to return home without the goods.

I’ve tried numerous tactics to jar my memory. Tying a string around a finger, posting copious notes in various places, and creating a song or a poem to hold elusive information in my brain. Sometimes it works and sometimes I can’t remember the words to the song. But I know I am not alone in this human frustration. So often God’s people forget even bigger things than the reason for the visit to the basement. Sometimes they forget the glorious things God has done for them and this is tragic.

4 Ways to Remember God, the Most Important Person

Moses spoke for God in reminding the children of Israel of all that He had done for them as He delivered them from bondage in Egypt. “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might,” Moses charged the people. Then he gave some specific ways to remember God and to keep the memory of His greatness and goodness fresh in their minds.

  1. Parents were to teach God’s laws to their children. In this way they would personally review the truth as well as passing it on to the next generation.
  2. They were instructed to talk to their families all throughout the day, while sitting in the house, when walking down the road, and when lying down to sleep. This constant dialogue would keep the truth sharp and fresh.
  3.  Next Moses instructed them to create visible reminders. They were to bind the words on their hands and on their forehead as well as writing them on the doorposts. They would see and hear of all of the wonderful works of the LORD on a daily basis and this would be for their benefit.4.
  4. In Exodus and in Leviticus God gives specific instructions about certain feasts and celebrations the people were to observe regularly. These special events also served the purpose of keeping the memory of God’s great deliverance fresh and renewing joy in His gracious gifts.

Forgetfulness Can Come From Distraction

So often our forgetfulness comes from distraction. I forget my purpose when visiting the basement usually because I try to multi-task by taking down things that need to be put away. But in completing those small housekeeping duties my mind lets the main thing slip. God knew that once His people had entered the Promised Land and experienced all of the blessings of this prosperous land they would be in danger of forgetting the One Who had brought them there in the first place.

If you are like me, you will have times when you forget something you needed to do, or you won’t be able to recall information crucial for getting a job done. But don’t make the mistake of forgetting the most important thing – all God has done for you. Put into practice the ways to remember God that Moses shared with the children of Israel.

Watch Yourself Carefully

Teach God’s laws to your children. Talk about His goodness with your family on a daily basis. Fill your home with Scripture to focus your mind on truth. And celebrate the real meaning of the holidays with joy and enthusiasm. By incorporating all of these ways to remember God into your regular routine you will be watching yourself, keeping your memory in working order, and you won’t have to worry about overlooking the most important Person.

Love,

Mama

Deuteronomy 6

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2 Comments

  1. Larry K Bromagem on December 20, 2022 at 9:42 AM

    Hi Sandy,

    Thank you for writing these important truths as reminders of our need to keep the Lord foremost in our lives!
    I can sure relate to forgetfulness and all the things you mention!
    I often think that there is one way that being forgetful is helpful, it causes us to get more exercise!
    Have a blessed and happy Christmas!

    • Sandy on December 23, 2022 at 1:57 PM

      Thank you, Larry, for your continued support. It means a lot to me! I also, believe, that a forgetful mind can have a positive side. If we recognize this in ourselves then we must keep coming back to the Lord on a daily basis instead of relying on things we’ve learned in the past! May God give you and yours a beautiful Christmas and Happy New Year! Sandy

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