Topic: Remember His Goodness [Friday September 22, 2017]
“Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:” (Psalms103:1-2 KJV)
When the Psalmist says, “forget not”, he is simply asking you to remember. And the word “remember” according to the Webster dictionary means to bring back to mind in an effort of will. In order words, you will decide to recall it, to call it back. It also means to have something come to one’s memory again by chance. At times it might be something you are not thinking about and it comes by chance and it makes a mark in your life. It means to retain in your conscious mind. It also means to keep in mind because it deserves attention.
When you truly understand the power of remembering, it will affect a lot of things in your life. I have a feeling that many people don’t understand the dynamics of remembering some things, and that is why we carry on anyhow. But when you truly remember the goodness of God in your life, irrespective of the things you have not yet attained, you will not cease to appreciate this God at all times. No one will plead with you to appreciate him. You will not have any reason to complain or murmur.
The Psalmist, David is one person who knew how to appreciate God. In Psalms103, he said bless the Lord oh my soul. He said look, my soul, I want you to bless the Lord. And all that is within me bless his holy name, and forget not all his benefits. Don’t forget! In other words, the Psalmist is saying; remember his benefits on your behalf. Yes, he may not have done something you greatly desire but remember the other benefits. Has the Lord been good to you? He said remember! Forget not all his benefits. Then he began to show us some benefits. He forgives all your iniquities, He heals all your diseases Psalms 103:3. Beloved, when you truly remember all these, your attitude to God will experience a transformation.
Further reading: Psalms 103:1-5, Psalms 105:1-5
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Ecclesiastes 10-12; Evening- Galatians 1
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.