Food for ThoughtPsalm 77:11-12 - Amazing Things
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By Marni Montanez

Psalm 77:11-12 Easy-to-Read Version 

11. Lord, I remember what you have done. I remember the amazing things you did long ago.

12. I think about those things. I think about them all the time.

David knew the goodness of God and experienced miracles long before he became king, while he was still a shepherd in the desert.  Day after day, through the hardest times of Davidís life, God came through with deliverance, comfort, guidance and strengthening.  It was because of those many moments, David saw the pattern of Godís faithfulness.  By remembering what God had already done for him in the past,  David knew he could put his future in Godís hands. 

As he faced the storms of life that came at him, he learned to encourage himself in the Lord.   He had immersed his heart and mind in Godís truth for so long that when he faced challenges of many kinds; such as, an invading army or betrayal by friends or when he suffered the depths of depression,  his mind stirred up the memories that redirected him to see Godís ability and willingness to help in times of deepest distress because He had done it so many times.   

We need this same discipline where we remember Godís goodness immediately when we face our own darkness.    Too many times most of us are hit so hard by an issue, we are caught off guard and the first thing we see is an overwhelming situation.  But in remembering Godís amazing heart and how He stands at the ready to help any time we need Him,  we remain in faith and encouraged.   

The enemy will attack us with lies of defeat so that we drop our sword and run from the battle, but if our minds are already practiced and trust has been rooted in the Lord, then when the time comes, we will see the victory instead of the problem.   

Daily God is with us and daily we should be thinking of Him and remembering and thanking Him for all He has done and for what He will do.

God Bless

Marni

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lamb-rightThe purpose of this series is to encourage people to live as loving, compassionate, and peacemaking children of God: Jesus tells us to pray, "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." (Matthew 6:10) God tells us through Micah (6:8), "He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God." And we know from Revelation 21:4 that there will be no more mourning, or crying, or pain, or death. Thus, Christian living requires us to set the standards of these conditions here on earth for our fellow human beings, and for the other animals, as a witness to the rest of the world. To do otherwise is not Christian.