Today's Devotional - December 10
Remember to Remember!
I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your works; I muse on the work of Your hands.
Part of aging is memory loss — sometimes it is significant, and other times it is subtle. So we exercise, eat right, lay off the sugar, read, do the crosswords, juggle, play Ping-Pong, and brush our teeth with our opposite hand — all proven to strengthen the brain. But the Israelites had a different memory tool: tassels. They wore tassels on their garments so they could "look upon [them] and remember all the commandments of the LORD and do them" (Numbers 15:37-40). Something as simple as a tassel can remind us of God, His Word, and His faithfulness.
You may not want to sew tassels on the hem of your garments, but there are plenty of other ways to remind yourself of what God has done in your life. The most permanent reminder is a written record — a diary, a journal, 3" x 5" cards, or notes you type on your computer. If Moses had to remind the Israelites to remember their rescue from Egypt (Exodus 13:3), how much more should we be writing down the less dramatic but equally memorable ways God has been faithful to us?
Are you keeping a record? In the challenging days of life, you will be encouraged to look back and remember how God met your needs and answered your prayers.