Looking back over recent events in our lives has gotten easier in our technology driven world. Our phones randomly creates collages and slideshows of the latest pictures or videos we have taken. Social media platforms do the same. At random times, we can be thrown back into memories of past events.
From the beginning, remembering the past has been a focus to help keep us on course for our future. And the one who did this the most was God Himself. Throughout the Old Testament, we read where He reminds the children of Israel of what their fathers experienced in Egypt. And why they experienced that. Following that pattern, other leaders and even apostles of the New Testament kept reminding God's people of where God had brought the nation.
The pattern of remembering where they came from was not just to keep them from repeating the same mistakes. It was also to remind them that God keeps His promises. God made a promise - or better known in His language as a covenant - with His people. That includes us today. Each promise we have been given in Scripture we can count it as done for God cannot lie. And we have His fulfilled promises to remember from Scripture to help us keep believing in the personal promises He has given us individually as we walk with Him.
Gen 17:7 I will establish My covenant as an everlasting covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you.
Leviticus 26:45 But for their sake I will remember the covenant with their fathers, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations, that I might be their God. I am the LORD."
Do you have a promise you are still waiting for? Perhaps you have waited long enough that you have forgotten some of those promises. Throw yourself back to the scene's recorded in our spiritual history. See Christ on the cross. See the dead raised. Rejoice over blind eyes healed. Feel the joy of seeing the horse and rider cast into the sea. And with each scene, remember your promises. Be encouraged knowing that His word to you remains true.
Love the words of this old song -
Roll back the curtains of memories now and then
Show me where You brought me from and where I could have been
Remember I'm human and humans forget
So remind me, remind me dear Lord
Take time today to remember each promise you have held on to. Experience once again His great love for you as you allow Him to once again wrap you in the joy and comfort of the promises He has made.