Rememberg is godly

October 16, 2011

Read this scripture then keep on reading…

Love the Lord your God and keep his requirements, his decrees, his laws and his commands always. Remember today that your children were not the ones who saw and experienced the discipline of the Lord your God: his majesty, his mighty hand, his outstretched arm; the signs he performed and the things he did in the heart of Egypt, both to Pharaoh king of Egypt and to his whole country; what he did to the Egyptian army, to its horses and chariots, how he overwhelmed them with the waters of the Red Sea as they were pursuing you, and how the Lord brought lasting ruin on
them. It was not your children who saw what he did for you in the
wilderness until you arrived at this place, and what he did to Dathan and Abiram, sons of Eliab the Reubenite, when the earth opened its mouth right in the middle of all Israel and swallowed them up with their households, their tents and every living thing that belonged to them. But it was your own eyes that saw all these great things the Lord has done. (Deuteronomy 11:1-7 NIV)

I’m blessed to be the longest employee of and I remember the early days – I remember wondering where resource and provision was going to come from and then seeing God come through every time- time and time again. I remember seeing people that I thought could never change be absolutely changed by His power time and time again.
Many times people look at what has become and believe that it must have been some grand strategy by Craig or the staff. It wasn’t. It was, is and always will be the power of God working through people.
But, I’ve noticed that it’s a bit harder to see that now. We have all these campuses and lights and sound and kids ministry and student ministry and YouVersion and so many other things that are easy to point a finger at and say something like “that’s why they are so successful”. Wrong. It’s simply His power and blessing on this place.
And I believe we must REMEMBER. As a staff member I must spend time teaching younger staff members about the history of LC- I believe it’s a mandate from the scripture above.

Here’s the thing, it doesn’t stop with just what God has done at a church. It’s in you- what do you need to remember? It’s your family- what does your family need to remember? We must be teaching our children all that God has done. Allow their little hearts to share in blessing of God’s faithfulness in the past. It will strengthen their faith for the future. These are biblical mandates, not good ideas. We must do this. We must live this way. We must even talk of how the Lord our God has disciplined us and taught us.

Let us never forget all that God has done and may those memories inspire us to act in faith for the future.


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