Praise Week: Remember and Rejoice

“Come and see what God has done, how awesome his works in man’s behalf! He turned the sea into dry land, they passed through the waters on foot – come, let us rejoice in him.” (Psalm 66:5-6)

Does anyone ever read these verses that doesn’t already know about God’s parting of the Red Sea back in the time of Moses? Did David expect that some of his readers would really have forgotten about that miraculous rescue when God turned a sea into dry ground to get the Israelites out of Egypt?

praise_337Nope. David knew everyone already knew about that. But remembering the major moments when God came through for us – even if we’ve heard them a thousand times – makes a huge difference. Those moments are evidence of three important things:

1) God is powerful.
2) God uses his power for us.
3) God really cares about us.

Why not rejoice again that the God who saved us – and answered that prayer and then met our needs in an incredible way that one time – is still the God who loves us today and will work on our behalf tomorrow?

Think: What are some of the major moments of your life with God that you can remember and rejoice over again today?

Pray: Ask God to help you to keep remembering the works he has done on your behalf and keep rejoicing in him.

Do: Make a quick timeline of some of the major moments in your life in which you know God was the one who was working on your behalf. (Hint: Don’t forget the moment of your salvation and any big answers to prayer.)