“Then those who feared the Lord spoke with one another. The Lord paid attention and heard them, and a book of remembrance was written before him of those who feared the Lord and esteemed his name.”
— Malachi 3:16
There are so many instances where prophets and people, remind the Lord of what He has done and what He has promised. God doesn’t forget the things He has done and for what reason. The reason for “reminding” the Lord is not for God, but for us. Our faith is based many times on our reminding ourselves of what God has done. We live in a high paced world where many of the things that happen get filed somewhere in a general file called “past”. We all deal with so much information flowing into our minds that we easily forget things if we don’t write them down.
I need to start keeping a “thankful/remembrance” diary. This way I can also remember the times that Jesus has blessed me with and done for me need to be written down. I may not realize it at the time, but I know I can see God’s hand moving in my life many times by reflecting upon those moments.
Jesus, thank you so much for everything that I am in You. All that I have is because of your blessing and care. I would like to remember all the things you have done for me so it will build my faith and strengthen my hope in You. I love you! In your Name, Jesus. Amen!