(Post by: Lilly Hobbs)
The world we live in is always in such a rush to get to the next thing, isn’t it? Everyone seems to be going 15 different places at once, with a million other things that they have to do. Because we are all so busy, we often forget a lot of important things. Right?
Or, maybe I’m just crazy forgetful.
We live in a time where people’s emotions are all over the place. One minute we’re joyful, and another minute we’re angry and frustrated. One minute Jesus is our only priority and we are living for Him, and then a few days later we remember that we haven’t been in our Bibles at all lately.
Let’s just be real here, we tend to be a mess!
I first started noticing how forgetful I personally was, specifically to the things of God, at the end of 2019. God would work in my life and I would be really touched and impacted by it, but by the next week I would totally forget what He had just done for me.
The Lord convicted me of my forgetfulness and laid the word “steady” on my heart to focus on for 2020. I want to ever be in Jesus’ presence no matter what I’m going through or what’s going on around me. Constantly reminding myself of how good God is, even when I don’t feel like He is or when I forget.
You see, God’s promises and His goodness do not depend on how I feel about it. Thank the Lord it doesn’t, because I’ve given Him countless reasons and chances to walk away from me.
Y’all, I am fully convinced that if we would actually get serious about Jesus and who we are in Him, that we would not just forget about it! We shouldn’t pay any attention to our temporary emotions because our emotions don’t affect one thing about who God is. Done deal.
The Lord is faithful, and He is constant. He doesn’t change.
Deuteronomy 8:11 says, “Be careful not to forget the Lord your God by failing to keep His commandments and ordinances and statutes, which I am giving you this day.”
Did you catch the beginning of that verse? It says to “be careful”. Why? Why do we have to be careful? Because God knows how forgetful we are. The Lord knows that if we are not intentionally careful of not forgetting, that we will forget.
You know, I’m the one who forgets. Not God. God doesn’t forget me or the things I’m going through. It’s me. I’m the one who spends my time wondering when God is going to show up and move. Guys! That’s ridiculous! God is waiting to move! But He wants ME to show up and be a part of it.
You can be sure that God does NOT want to work without us. He doesn’t want you and I to miss the things He’s about to do. Trust me. That’s just not our God.
Our God loves us so much that He wants us to join Him and be a part of the blessing even though He could do anything and everything without us. Amen?
That’s our God y’all. He doesn’t forget me. I forget Him.
Francis Chan once said, “The God of the universe – the creator of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and E-minor – loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss.”
If that is our response to our God, then I think it’s safe to say that we’ve forgotten Him and who we are in Him.
One of the things that I’ve noticed real Christians consistently do is always talk about how good God has been to them, and the wonderful things that they have seen God do.
However, a lot of us tend to talk about how we feel and what we think about God, instead of what we have actually seen God do and reminding ourselves of that.
The purpose for this blog post is this: We are the ones who need to be careful to remember that God wants to work, but He really wants us to see it and be a part of it. So, we need to be the Christians who show up and are actually legit about the things of God.
Too often we think we are waiting on God, when in reality, God’s really waiting on us. Remember who He is and what He’s done, and then move your feet to be a part of the action.
“So then, just as you have received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in Him, being rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, and overflowing with gratitude.” Colossians 2:6-7
SO WHAT IS YOUR RESPONSE?
= Do you easily forget what God has done for you in the past?
= What is your typical response when God is moving?
= What are you going to do differently?