Scientists estimate that the human brain can potentially store up to 2.5 million gigabytes of memory. However, it’s intriguing how easily we forget things. Research suggests that our brains don’t inherently distinguish what’s crucial from what isn’t. It falls upon us to permeate a situation with significance so our minds retain it. This might explain why a random person’s name slips our memory, simply because we didn’t perceive them as significant in that moment.
Throughout scripture, God continually admonishes the Israelites to remember. It’s all too common to forget what God has accomplished in the past, particularly when faced with new and diverse challenges. In Deuteronomy 7:18 NKJV, God implores the Israelites to “REMEMBER WELL.” This is so profound! He foresaw that they would encounter formidable nations on their journey to the Promised Land, moments when they might question God’s love and ability to care for them.
In times when you’re pondering “How will I secure this promotion or new job?” or “How will I cover my next tuition fee or rent?” How? How? How?
Yet, my friend, REMEMBER WELL! Perhaps you do remember, but not with the clarity it deserves. You may be overlooking crucial details about what God has already accomplished for you. How He thwarted that formidable ‘pharaoh’ in your life… How He intervened when no one else could. Yes, circumstances may differ, but the constant remains God. If He did it once, He will do it again.
Here are some practical steps to help you Remember Well:
Set up Stones of Remembrance (Joshua 4:9): Chronicle what God has done in your life and in the lives of those around you. Keep a journal of His faithfulness.
Inscribe God’s Word on Your Doorposts and Gates (Deuteronomy 6:6-9): This way, you’re surrounded by scriptures that serve as a daily reminder of God and His unwavering faithfulness.
Teach the Word: You internalize knowledge better when you pass it on to others, including your children.
Testify: Share the miracles, speak of God’s love, and recount His faithfulness to different people.