Christopher Roberts (Barrister)
There’s a saying, “If you don’t use it, you will loose it’. Well that may not always be the case. For example, once you learn to ride a bike, even if you don’t ride it for ten years, you never forget how to ride that bike. The same applies to swimming, once you find your centre of balance; you never lose that sense, and ability to swim. The rule applies to many areas of our lives, which is why some of the things we have will always remain with us.
There are other aspects of our lives, which don’t move from us so readily, such as our moral compass, our sense of right and wrong, and our need to see social justice in action, the pain we feel for those who are poor, through no fault of their own – none of these things leave us so easily.
The same applies to God, who can’t remember sins forgiven. He does not forget his love for us, or the promises he has made in his word concerning us. He does not forget to call on us, when he needs a job doing, a sermon written, a song composing, a building designed by an architect, etc, etc. God does not forget the favour he has shown towards us, and that we are his very special people, called for a purpose, to fulfil his will in the face of the earth. He’s not forgotten that you are specially called for a specific purpose, and he won’t forget to supply all your needs, in order for that purpose to be completed in him.
So don’t forget the hope of your calling. Don’t forget that you are exactly where God wants you to be this day, and in this year in your life. Don’t forget that God’s plan is still unfolding in your life. Don’t forget that you are the head, and not the tail. Don’t forget that God is still turning you from a grasshopper to a giant, and that at the Name of Jesus, Satan and his hapless crew never forget to run at just the sound of that name. Don’t forget that this day is what you make of it, and even if it starts badly, it can end well. Don’t forget that no matter how chaotic your life might sometimes appear, God knows how to get you back on track, long before you can say, through God, I’m a winner.
So don’t forget the goodness of the Lord, in the land of the living. Don’t forget that you are far more than a conqueror, through Jesus, who loves you. Don’t forget that promotion comes from no other direction than from the throne of God. Don’t forget that no matter how many trials come against you, Jesus will deliver you from them all. Don’t forget that the weapons of your warfare are not carnal, but they are mighty. Don’t forget that there are more that are with you, than those who are against you. And don’t forget that whatever is happening to you now, God says that you will come forth as pure gold; and finally, don’t forget that no matter what you hear taking place in the face of the earth, God’s word is true concerning you.