“Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live.” Deuteronomy 4:9
Time is often the enemy of gratitude. In his last words to the people of Israel, Moses implored them not to forget the goodness of God that had rescued them from slavery and sustained them in the desert for 40 years with the pillar of cloud by day and fire by night and Manna from Heaven.
It is our heart that forgets before anything else. That is why we find ourselves slowly drifting away from God as our hearts begin to focus on what we do not have. One of the satanic tactics is to get you to doubt God’s goodness because he knows that each time you say, ‘thank You Jesus’, you are building your relationship with God.
Many of us only acknowledge the immediate goodness of God in our lives and are quick to forget all the way long, how He has lifted us up each time we fall. When you look at the Book of Psalms, you will see David’s acknowledgment of the goodness of God throughout his life. His heart never drifted away from his God; rather he was truly a man after God’s own heart. Appreciation creates value. When you appreciate the goodness of God in your life, when you acknowledge God as our Healer, our Saviour, He will do it again and again. Take a moment to review God’s track record of your life and you will see reason to acknowledge the goodness of God.
If you forget your God, you will fall in the precipice of life. Let these words of Moses ring in your heart as you watch yourself closely so that you do not forget your God.