Recall What God Remembers

January 21st, 2013 by JDVaughn Leave a reply »

Thus says the Lord: ’I remember . . . the kindness of your youth . . .’ —Jeremiah 2:2

Am I as spontaneously kind to God as I used to be, or am I only expecting God to be kind to me? Does everything in my life fill His heart with gladness, or do I constantly complain because things don’t seem to be going my way? A person who has forgotten what God treasures will not be filled with joy. It is wonderful to remember that Jesus Christ has needs which we can meet— “Give Me a drink” (John 4:7). How much kindness have I shown Him in the past week? Has my life been a good reflection on His reputation?


God is saying to His people, “You are not in love with Me now, but I remember a time when you were.” He says, “I remember . . . the love of your betrothal . . .” (Jeremiah 2:2). Am I as filled to overflowing with love for Jesus Christ as I was in the beginning, when I went out of my way to prove my devotion to Him? Does He ever find me pondering the time when I cared only for Him? Is that where I am now, or have I chosen man’s wisdom over true love for Him? Am I so in love with Him that I take no thought for where He might lead me? Or am I watching to see how much respect I get as I measure how much service I should give Him?

As I recall what God remembers about me, I may also begin to realize that He is not what He used to be to me. When this happens, I should allow the shame and humiliation it creates in my life, because it will bring godly sorrow, and “godly sorrow produces repentance . . .” (2 Corinthians 7:10).


January 21, 2013

Journal Entry for Today-JDV

Lord, I have forgotten lately that all things all possible, that You are able….thank you for this reminder. I have let the circumstances of my life bring me down a bit, focusing on the difficult details of disappointment. Thank you for the reminder that You are truly able…and that Your gift only requires my surrender and acknowledgement that You are God and love me beyond imaginings.

And God says…” You have a way of being distracted by your immediate circumstances, and the enemy knows this. Consequently, he will keep sending short term distractions in an attempt to steal your faith, hope and connection.  Surrender to Me in the morning, afternoon and evening. Surrender and trust the love I revealed through the sacrifice of Jesus. Know that I love you beyond imaginings not because of what you do or can do, but because of  Jesus. Stay surrendered and connected and you will live an abundant and joyful day and life”.


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