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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~

not because

He forgot

but because

He

Remembered~

meaning that "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

&

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

the One

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

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?

Maybe

that

He Remembers no more~

"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

Why?

Because

We are His People!


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