I think it is so good for us to deliberately remember all the Lord has done in our lives and to give Him thanks for it.
Sometimes I’m tempted to feel overwhelmed by the things going on around me, like I’m on a train that is going a million miles an hour. But often in those times, the Lord will remind me of something He did in the past, some story or encounter or event, some answered prayer.
And He’ll tell me, “I’m still the same God. I never changed.”
I’m sure you have times like that you can look back on. Tanish, the man you read about in this issue of Harvest, can see how God took care of him and his family after a devastating disaster destroyed his home. Then there’s Amlika, who lived in a slum and feared for her children’s lives whenever she was away working. She can see God’s hand in the support He provided her through compassionate sisters in the Lord. These are stones of remembrances. We all have them, whether they are big or small stones, but how easily we forget to give God thanks.
In Psalm 78, God talks about all the things He did for the children of Israel, and in the end, He basically says, “They forgot.” It is a very sad statement.
Together, let us remember to deliberately give thanks, a “sacrifice of praise,” to the Lord.
You can even pause for a moment right now. Say, “Thank You, Lord,” and suddenly a thousand things will come to your mind of all the things He has done in your life.
I also want to thank you for the incredible difference you have made by grabbing hold of the opportunity to help so many understand the love of Jesus for the first time. Thank you.