Monday, October 26, 2015
Having received his permission, I want to share with you today the excellent meditational thought Pastor Ruben Treviño wrote for our church bulletin yesterday. I hope you will be blessed by it as much as I was when I read it. Here it is:
[ How is your memory? Because I consider myself one that does not have what can be called a good memory, I admire those who claim and have demonstrated that they do. I admire those who can memorize things fairly easy. I also believe it is a gift from God, one which I once hoped for and desired in my life. Unfortunately, I am not one who can say or brag of having a good or great memory. But I can say that I’m still blessed and can honor the Lord by remembering all the good things He has done in my life, as well as those He has done for my loved ones. It is easy to remember the Lord when He works in clear and obvious ways or when things are going well, but remembering the Lord’s goodness can become difficult when a prayer has not been answered or when we begin to pay more attention to the blessings than the One who blesses us. Whether you are one who has a great memory or, like me, one who does not, there is one thing we must always have a good memory of, and that is the goodness of God.
If you need encouragement today and if your heart is heavy due to a particular burden you are carrying, remember God’s goodness towards you in the past. The same God who helped us before, will continue to help us today and tomorrow. While we may forget many things for different reasons, let us not forget God’s grace and goodness of the past as we wait for His goodness for today and tomorrow.
Do you need encouragement today? Remember what God did for you in the past so that you can wait for His goodness today with Joy and anticipation. In Psalm 77:11-12, the author wrote this: “ I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds.”Remembering and meditating on His past goodness will also comfort you as you wait for His goodness for today. His goodness will come! Remember, it has come before. ]
Memory verse for the week: (Psalm 103:2) “Bless the Lord, o my soul, and forget not all His benefits.”