Recalling the Works of God

January 22, 2023

“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits…” Psalm 103:2

David begins this psalm by blessing the Lord for His holy name and character.

He then urges his soul to hold on to what God has done – to remember His benefits.

Yesterday, we discussed God’s holiness and how important it is to remember this in our daily lives.

So, let’s remember that recalling the works of God is a critical part of the Christian life. Throughout the Bible, men and women created ways to remember the acts of God. Whether through stone memorials, writing things down, or telling stories for the coming generations, the people of God placed great importance on reminiscing on all that God had done for them. Sadly, in today’s culture, I’m afraid pondering the many blessings of God is not high on the list of priorities for many of us.

​​But it should be at the top of that list.

How can you remember what God has done for you? Believe me – I realize it’s much easier to forget than to remember. Memory can be a fickle thing. So let me ask you a question: Have you thought about journaling? Journaling reminds us of significant events in our lives. What if you began to journal to record the different ways the Lord is working in your life and the things He is teaching you in His Word?

Okay, you might ask, what’s the point of doing this? Well, just as the people of God did in the Bible, we write these things down so that at a later date, we can not only remind ourselves of just how faithful God has been to us, but we can pass our journals on to bless others in the future!

Psalm 103:2 is like a journaling session for David as he recalls – in the midst of his pleasure and pain – the countless ways the Lord has blessed and been faithful to him.

Let’s challenge ourselves to write down evidence of the kindness of our God so that in times of trouble, our souls will WANT to bless the Lord!

Written by Austin Baker, Pastor, Guest Contributor