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Day 21: Remember


We the People

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light. I Peter 2:9

We the People

Know that the LORD is God. It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, the sheep of his pasture. Psalm 100:3

If

We the People

would

Remember

Who

God

says we are

because

God

Remembers.

He

Remembers~

and

not because

He forgot

but because

He

Remembered~

"He turned his attention to":

But God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the cattle that were with him in the ark; and God caused a wind to pass over the earth, and the water subsided.

Genesis 30:22

Then God remembered Rachel, and God gave heed to her and opened her womb.

Exodus 2:24

God heard their groaning, and He remembered His covenant promise to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

Exodus 2:24

God

Remembered

because

God

Remembers~

“I, even I, am He Who blots out your transgressions, for My own sake, and remembers your sins no more.Isaiah 43:25

God

Remembered

so

God

Removes~

as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. Psalm 103:12

But oh how quickly I forget

to

Remember

His promises

In the midst of

confusion

disappointment

loneliness

and

sadness...

And

instead

Remember

Anxiety

Fear

Doubt

Just like the disciples

who also didn't

Remember

right after the miracle of the feeding of the 5000

as Jesus confronted them:

Don’t you know or understand even yet? Are your hearts too hard to take it in?

‘You have eyes—can’t you see? You have ears—can’t you hear?’

Don’t you remember anything at all? Mark 8:17-18

How quickly they didn't

Remember

How quickly Peter didn't

Remember

that he would forget....

the words he recited to Jesus

“Even if everyone else falls to pieces on account of you, I won’t.” Matthew 26:33

But Jesus knew

Peter wouldn't

Remember~

“Don’t be so sure,” Jesus said. “This very night, before the rooster crows up the dawn,

you will deny me three times.” Matthew 26:34

Three times

Peter would deny ~

to disclaim association with a person or event,

to purposely forget

to not

Remember

the One

Who he walked with

Who he talked with

the one Who he loved...

Three times

He denied it again, with an oath: "I don't know the man!" Matthew 26:27

Oh how I easily I don't

Remember

when I turn my eyes from

the One

the One Who

Remembers

me

the One

Who

Remembers

you

the One

Who

Remembers

even when we

don't

Remember

What Promise do you need to remember?

But then I recall all you have done, O Lord; I remember your wonderful deeds of long ago. Psalm 77:11

So

Let's

Put On

Remembering

and

Remember~

This is the new covenant I will make with my people on that day, says the Lord: I will put My laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.”

Then He says,

“I will never again remember their sins and lawless deeds. Hebrews 10:16-17

Because

We are His People


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