Remember When?

I believe God gave us a memory for many reasons.

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Me and Aaron20003

Everyone’s life is a story that could, and maybe should be told. However, not everyone takes the time to review and learn from their life. Many believe life is like an uncontrolled roller coaster; you just take it as it comes with no concern as to where it has been. In reality, God has a purpose, planned out for us from before time. When we find that purpose, and pursue it, is when we will be most satisfied.

God has a purpose, planned out for us from before time.

“Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we, who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us, may be greatly encouraged.” [Hebrews 6:17-18 NIV]

I believe God gave us a memory for many reasons. Perhaps the most important, to a follower of the Master, is to recall each and every time He intervened in our lives in an ‘other than every day’ happening. We see this in the way He taught the ancient Jews to remember those special events. He did so in two ways.

One way was to have them build an altar at a geographical location where He had intervened to rescue them, or show them something new in their lives. A second way was that God set aside ‘Holy Days,’ annual celebrations designed to remember Him and something specific He did for them, e.g. Passover, Firstfruits, etc.

“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.” [Proverbs 16:9 NIV]

My wife and I can look back through the years and remember where God acted through certain extraordinary times or events, to take us into a deeper relationship with Him. We like to say we have built an altar there, at each of those points. One reason for that, we believe, is so that when we encounter something new that bodes of danger, uncertainty or fear, we can look to those altars, recall those previous times and events, and remember how God intervened in our life. Thus we will be reassured of His Trustworthiness to ‘”never leave us or forsake us.”

We know, we have complete assurance, that He will either

  1. walk with us through the new challenge,
  2. lift us out of the challenge, or
  3. take us home to be with Him.

Now that’s a win/win/win.

October Baby

We sometimes feel overwhelmed with information and rants and raves about the issue of abortion. Just so we all understand – It IS NOT JUST AN ISSUE WITH ALMIGHTY GOD!
 
“My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”  (Psalm 139:15-16)
 
Our nation is under judgment for the slaughter of literally millions of INNOCENT children – in the safety of their mother’s womb. And God’s timetable is just that – His timetable.
 
“There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him:

haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, . . .” (Proverbs 6:16-17).
 
What these lives could have meant to a lost and dying world – God alone knows: Doctors, research scientists, national leaders, etc, etc.
 
Every life, created by God at the point of conception, is important to the Creator, our eternal God.
 
The link below is to a site and movie trailer for a movie called “October Baby.” This is a compelling story. It is a well made movie with a powerful message, based on a true story. It opened in theaters today, Friday (23 March).
 
Please take a few minutes to watch the trailer. Also, make sure to watch the additional videos, listed below the movie trailer screen – in particular “Shari’s Story” and “Gianna’s Story.”
 
 
I encourage you to try to see this at the theater – in order to show support for the project! And please – share this link with as many people as possible. This story needs to be seen and heard throughout the world!