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Monday, July 28, 2014

A simple prayer request ... "Remember Me."


Some other references in the Word of God where people said the same thing: Samuel (1 Sam. 1:11) Nehemiah (Neh. 13:14,22,31); Jeremiah (Jer. 15:15); Jesus (Luke 23:42); and the Early Christians (Acts 4).

In each of these references the person is praying to God or speaking to Christ and wanting God to recall past things they have done or simply to look upon them and the request they are about to beseech Him for. Except for several times in the epistles of Paul, the words "Remember Me" are used in prayer. It is a natural human desire to be remembered by others and especially God. It is certainly amazing that this man who had forgotten God so often in his life would now come to God and ask God to remember Him. This is so like God’s people today who live in disobedience for years and then want God to remember them when a major test comes along. It is the
humble petitioner who feels like they need to appeal to God to remember them. When we feel distant from God, and are in fact spiritually distant from Him in our daily walk and talk. Our soul yearns to feel God again.

Samson had probably repented of all his wrong doings of the past by this time. He had had plenty of time to reflect upon his past transgressions in the grinder and came to understand that he was in his present plight because of his own doings.

A long obedience in the same direction praises the Lord we can still turn to Him and know that He is willing to hear and answer those who come in faith. God is always willing to remember us.

2 Chronicles 7:14 states, “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”  This passage is often applied to the nations, but it applies to our own hearts as well… Romans confirm that if we confess with out mouths and repent, God will grant a new vision and God will remember.

You know I love ya, Don

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