Yesterday I wrote about how God wants us to forget the former things. Is 43:18 says, “Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old.” He was talking to the Israelites who were in captivity in Babylon. He didn’t want them to remember the past but to look to the new thing He was about to do. But in the verses just before He reminds them of the past.
Is 47:16-17 Thus says the Lord, who makes a way in the sea And a path through the mighty waters, 17 Who brings forth the chariot and horse, The army and the power (They shall lie down together, they shall not rise; They are extinguished, they are quenched like a wick)
He was reminding them of how He worked for them in the past. Remember that time you were being chased by the Egyptians and I opened up the sea for you to escape? Remember when they went in after you and they drowned? Remember how miraculous that was? I’ll make a way again. I won’t do it the same way I did last time. Last time I made a road in the water, this time I’ll make a road in the wilderness. I want to do a new thing this time because I’m God and I can!
We should remember and forget the past. Remember all the awesome things God has done in our lives, and forget our past failures, sins, heartbreaks, and disappointments.
I dedicated the day to remembering and thanking God for the past victories in my life!
- I remember the day I found out I was pregnant with Gus. After months and months of praying and believing God for a baby I was finally pregnant.
- I remember when God gave us the desire to fight for our marriage when it was not looking good and now, years later, we have such a strong marriage.
- I remember when we lost all of our friends, but gained a real relationship with Jesus.
- I remember when God provided a job for Josh when he needed it.
- I remember when we were both able to come on staff full time at Ken Blount Ministries.
- I remember the day I went to the doctor frustrated because I wasn’t pregnant after months of trying and found out there that sweet Beau was on her way!
- I remember the day Josh came on staff at Gateway. God turned a really bad situation into the best situation.
- I remember when I had something wrong with the skin on my eyelids and God healed me.
- I remember when I delivered Gus and how we could not stop laughing and crying as the joy of the Lord overtook us.
- I remember when I delivered Beau. One push. Fell in love all over again.
- I remember how I believed God I would be able to nurse Beau since I wasn’t able to nurse Gus and right before we headed home from the hospital we figured it out.
- I remember how God miraculously healed my mother in law’s eyes.
- I remember how God healed my mother in law so she could have babies.
- I remember how God helped us save all the money we needed to pay cash for Gus’ delivery. Our deductible was so high!
- I remember how God healed Gus of a stuttering problem.
- I remember how awesome all my pregnancies have been.
- I remember the night we were delivering Felix and how happy I was that Josh was there with me, holding my hand and working hard to keep my spirits high.
- I remember how God set Josh free from a strong hold he had in his life for many years.
- I remember going to kid’s camp when I was little and getting filled with the Holy Spirit.
- I remember when God gave my Pastor a word of knowledge that someone was having trouble sleeping. It was for me when I was in 7th grade. God healed me that day and I have always slept so sweetly since then.
- I remember that God saved my dad when he was having a heart attack. I know my mom’s prayers on the way to hospital kept him alive.
- I remember that God set my father in law free from alcoholism.
- I remember when Pastor Barclay saw God’s calling on our lives and ordained us as ministers.
- I remember when we got our whole house painted inside and outside and roofed for free.
- I remember how Jesus died on the cross for me.
- I remember that He didn’t give up when it got too hard.
- I remember that He rose again!
- I remember that He is alive and lives in me!