Don’t Forget!

 

August 25

 

Read Joshua 4:5-7

…”Go over before the ark of the LORD your God into the middle of the Jordan. Each of you is to take up a stone on his shoulder, according to the number of the tribes of the Israelites, to serve as a sign among you. In the future, when your children ask you, ‘What do these stones mean?’ tell them that the flow of the Jordan was cut off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD. When it crossed the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. These stones are to be a memorial to the people of Israel forever.”

 

Reflect

Why do you think it was important to God that the Israelites make a memorial commemorating this event? How do you remember what God has done in your life? How do you pass that testimony down to the next generation?

 

When we read the Old Testament, we find this command over and over. “Remember the LORD!” Moses reminded the Israelites to remember. Joshua reminded them to remember. Prophets throughout Israel’s history sounded the alarm that the people had forgotten who they were and Whose they were. The LORD himself commanded them not to forget! Why was it so important that they remember the LORD?

 

In today’s passage, Moses had recently died and Joshua had taken command of Israel. He was preparing to lead the people into the Promised Land. With the ark of the covenant ahead of them, the people followed to cross the Jordan. As soon as the priests carrying the ark reached the river, the water stopped flowing. Just as their ancestors had crossed the Red Sea on dry land, so they crossed the Jordan on dry land. Even in the miracle that was occurring before their very eyes, the LORD was calling to mind a miracle of old.

 

God wanted them to know without a shadow of a doubt that it was He who sustained them. It was He who led them. It was He who provided for them. Without the LORD, the Israelites would be nothing. The Promised Land was only theirs because the LORD gave it into their hands.

 

The LORD commanded Joshua to have the people choose 12 stones and set up a memorial so that the people would always remember the miracle and thus, remember the LORD. God was worthy of their obedience because He was the One who held their lives in His hand.

 

It’s important that we remember this as well. Do you ever forget that you are a child of God? Do you ever forget that you belong to Him and your life is in His hand? If you need help remembering, post up reminders around your home. Use Scripture, photographs, journaling, hymns, etc. and share what God is doing and has done in your life with others. He is the One who has redeemed you and sustains you. Don’t forget!

 

Pray

LORD, help me to always remember the wonders You have done. You are mighty and worthy of my obedience and my devotion. Apart from you, I am nothing. Amen.



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Lord, forgive me for the times when I forgot who I was and whose I was. Forgive me for the neglect that I showed when You were most present in my life. Forgive me Lord, especially as there is nothing that I can do to correct my ingratitude except to ask You to forgive me. Thank You Lord.
People need daily reminders in their lives that God is their creator, sovereign leader, always there for them, provider, and protector. This is why God asked Joshua to have each leader of the twelve tribes of Israel to set the stones in place. Also, God asked them to do this so that they could share God's Goodness, Grace, and Power, and Presence with others for all times to come. For myself and my family, I found the best way to remember God's Awesomeness is to daily study His Word; daily thank Him for all He has done, is doing, and will do in our lives; and to share these memories and His Word with others.
It’s so very hard for me to forget because of how far HE has brought me. Thank you for making sure that I never forget!
We remember his faithfulness in our life how he rescued us delivered us and brought us through tough and difficult times and we tell of his faithfulness to the next generation.
God is worthy of our devotion and praise
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Lord I could never forget you for you have been with me before I was me, you have stood be side me when everyone turned against me. You have even came to me in dreams and told me to stay strong. You even picked me up when I know longer could get my self up when I was lying face down in hopefulness and despair without even being told you carried me until I was able to carry myself once again. I know how great your love is and and I know I cannot ever do without your love for I get my strength through Your love and guidance. Thank you Father in Heaven for choosing me all those years ago and I hope that I have in your eyes can continue to be worthy enough to continue to receive your love. There is no greater joy than to praise your holy name. In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost and I pray hence forth and forever more Amen.
Hallelujah...Almighty God help me not to forget You at any time
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Lord thank You for always being there by my side, guiding, protecting, and keeping my life i. Your precious hands. If I seem to forget who or Whose I am let Your Holy Spirit move in and through me to remind me. You are a mighty, wonderful, awesome, faithful and righteous God whose love for us his children is unimaginable. Thank You Lord. In Jesus Christ name, Amen.
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Roll back the curtains of memory Lord. May I never for get your goodness
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Thank You God for being with me even when I feel lost and alone
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Lord I humbly give you all the praise for allowing me another day.
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Thank you Lord from the rising of your precious sun to the going down of same, your name will be praised.
Thank you Lord for your faithfulness to us. Help us to remember all things are possible through you. Please remain in my heart and help me live my life to your glory.
It is so easy to think you are along and that God is not. Most of society thinks that way. We as children must daily come to the Bible to renew our faith in the Lord Jesus. The word continually is reminding us of God love, faithfulness and presence in our lives. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Let us be wise knowing Jesus is always with us. Amen
Amen
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Thak God for this reminder!
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Lord let me not forget your mercies and faithfulness to me. Remind me of where you have brought me from and your marvelous works.
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When I wake up and everything surrounding me, is a reminder of you taking care and in charge, the porter, I am the clay. I am reminded this is not about whether I am at peak or valley your presence Lord you are in control.
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Thanks
Lord Thank you for saving me. Teach me to always remember your saving grace in my life
Pray LORD, help me to always remember the wonders You have done. You are mighty and worthy of my obedience and my devotion. Apart from you, I am nothing. Amen. This prayer helps me to remember that God has my back. It is easy to feel downcast, alone. However scriptures like Joshua 4 help me to remember that I am part of a chosen community and that I am not alone