O my people, what have I done to you? What have I done to make you tired of me? Answer me! For I brought you out of Egypt and redeemed you from slavery. I sent Moses, Aaron, and Miriam to help you. Don’t you remember, my people…? Micah 6:3-5 NLT
Each of us has a story to write about the blessings, the miracles, our spiritual journey, God’s custom-designed plans for our lives, and how He has delivered us through His grace, and mercies as a result of His everlasting love for us. And if given the opportunity we may testify or share His goodness toward us; however, are we really living a faith-based life filled with gratitude for God?
What causes our forgetfulness? The moment we awaken to a new day, Satan has a personalized plan for distractions to keep us from being focused on God. This is a personal attack on every believing saint of God; it is Satan’s goal to bring us to the point that we are fixated on everything and anything that makes us forget the goodness of God.
The forgetfulness, wayward behaviors and ingratitude that we as Believers so frequently possess have history. In Micah chapter 6, we read of the questions that God asks of Israel: “…What have I done to make you tired of me…?” “Don’t you remember, my people…?” Micah 6:3,5. Yes, it is easy to think and ask the question–What was wrong with the Israelites? God delivered them from slavery, brought them through the Red Sea on dry land and sent his spiritual team-Moses, Aaron, and Miriam-to help them. What more could they desire?
Make the questions personal that God asked Israel: Why am I tired of God? Why can’t I remember what He has done for me, and what He has delivered me from? What is preventing me from possessing an ongoing spirit of gratitude for the answered prayers, and His continual love, grace, and mercies?
We must repent for our state of “Intentional forgetfulness.” God deserves so much more than we are willing to give. Even so, in His mercies, He forgives us and provides complete restoration; if we choose to obey, trust, and live faithfully with a thankful heart.
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit with me. Psalm 51:10
Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you. Psalm 51:12
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9
For the LORD is righteous, He loves righteousness; the upright will behold His face. Psalm 11:7
Bible Readings: Micah 6, Psalm 51
Prayer for today: Dear God, We have grown tired of you and have forgotten what you have done for us. And for these intentional sins against you and you alone, we repent and ask you to forgive us. You are great! Your love, grace, and mercies endure, you have blessed us, and delivered us. You keep us safe, you have provided your Holy Word that provides guidance for us to live righteously as you have commanded. How much more can you do for us? As we commit our lives to you, one more time, we ask you to give us the desire to study the Bible, to walk through life on our knees, and to praise you and worship you for your unconditional love. You have not asked the impossible from us and as we strive to live for you, please help us to never forget all that you have done, help us to never forget your promises, and help us to never forget that we may have Eternal Life if we so choose. Thank you for hearing and answering our prayer that we ask in the Worthy name of your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
© Sonya Johnson Ruiz 2019