Topic: Forgetfulness [Thursday 5, January 2017]
“Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments.” (Exodus 6:6)
The children of Israel forgot so soon that it was the Lord who had promised to take them from Egypt to the Promised Land. They forgot that it was God who rescued them from the hand of Pharaoh. They forgot that when they had no water to drink in that dry desert, God gave them water from a rock that was not connected to any water source.
When the devil wants to divert your attention from God, he makes you forget the goodness of God. Whenever you forget the goodness of God upon your life, you become unthankful. You may be facing challenges but that is no good reason for you to forget what God has done for you. Your sad situation is not permanent. As long as God exists, it will change.
Some people started attending church when all they could afford was bathroom slippers, but after things changed for the better, they forget where they had come from. Some people easily forget the good done them by others. When they need a person’s assistance, they go “cap in hand” to him or her. But a little while later, they totally forget all about that person’s kindness and begin to disrespect him or her.
One of the things that have sustained me in life is my unfailing gratitude to anyone that has been good to me. Please don’t forget where you were before now.
FURTHER READING: Deut. 7:8, 1 Chron. 17:21, Deut. 26:8, Exo. 2:33
WORDS OF WSIDOM: How far you go depends on your ability to remain grateful to anyone that has been good to you.
PRAYER/CONFESSION: O Lord, teach me to be genuinely thankful, unrepentantly grateful, and forever appreciative to you and my helpers.
Eagles Devotional is a daily revelatory and inspirational Publication by Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, the founder and presiding Pastor of Word of Life Bible Church, Warri, Nigeria.