Psalm 106 identifies the obstacle that kept Israel outside the Promised Land—forty years in a desert wilderness, going in circles, so close yet so far from their promise. Israel’s failure was they forgot to remember God and His marvelous works, in their midst and on their behalf. Israel forgot to remember.
It’s the same for you and me when undisciplined thoughts focus on unmet desires, all those we do not haves. When the emphasis is what we don’t have rather than what we do, on dreams not yet realized more than those already satisfied, we forget to remember!
Choosing to remember the Lord and his goodness specifically calls to mind his benefits and then think about, emphasize, and meditate on those. When we remember to think this way, our entire being is strengthened.
Recall at least one Red Sea crossing, at least one life and death deliverance and one revelation that changed you. Recalling gives context to the present and, in context, your focus sharpens to realize it was the strongholds you allowed and not the devil that have been blocking your view.
Don’t forget to remember.
Psalm 106 | Exodus 17:14 | Joshua 10:13 | Malachi 3:16 | Verses@Once