Remembering God—Going Down Memory Lane WITH Your Savior

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Did you ever go down memory lane with your mate or a good friend? Wasn’t it fun? Did you notice how it drew you closer to each other? Why not do the same with your Savior?

I have been amazed at all the twists and turns through which God and I have traveled. I had NO IDEA I would be a writer and speaker! Nor that I would be a widow and a happy one. My life’s story is not the one I would have scripted. But that’s good, because His story is much better than what I could have penned!

You also have a history with God. Did you ever stop to think about it? Did you ever reminisce with God about all those wonderful and/or difficult times with Him?

This is a great thing to do periodically, especially around Thanksgiving or at the end of the year.

To help you remember God by going down memory lane with your Savior, here are a few things to consider.

(As you do this, try picturing yourself sitting with Jesus having a conversation.)

♥ Tell Him how wonderful that day was when you saw the light and He redeemed your soul from hell.

♥ Thank Him for the many answered prayers, including the “No’s” and “Not now’s.”

♥ Snicker together about that once-baffling incident(s), and how you now see that it has indeed worked out for the good!

♥ Recall those times of His long-suffering with you when you didn’t understand your suffering and rebelled or strayed.

♥ Remember those special times when God revealed Himself to you in such an undeniable way that it brought you to your knees in awe and gratitude.

♥ Let Him remind you that He’s always been there, even when it seemed like He wasn’t.

♥ Let Him tell you of the times He was proud of you when you:

  • Stood your ground on His Truth
  • Obeyed in that very difficult situation
  • Forgave the unforgivable because He had forgiven you.

♥ Discuss those days when you despaired and wanted to give up, and how He never once gave up on you, but sustained you so that you wouldn’t give up.

♥ Recount those extremely joy-filled days when:

  • That never-ending trial finally came to an end
  • He supplied funds supernaturally
  • A loved one’s (or yours) premature baby survived and is now thriving
  • You went on that dream vacation before a loved one passed away
  • He clearly protected you or a loved one from calamity

♥ Acknowledge and thank God for His unwavering faithfulness especially when you were wavering in your faith.

♥ Describe how grateful you are for Him breaking your heart over a repeated sin issue so that you could finally achieve victory.

♥ Converse over the many ways He has given whatever you needed at any given moment: love, comfort, strength, forgiveness, protection, direction, or conviction (2 Pet 1:3-4).

♥ And don’t forget to talk about those pre-saved days. How He pursued you like the “Hound of Heaven.” How in all the different events—the good, the bad, and the ugly—God was working in your life to bring you to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ!

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My friend, purpose to remember together with your Lord. As you look back, I’m sure there’ll be many smiles, tears, laughter, sadness, and unspeakable joy! Then I hope you will recommit to go hand in hand with Him for the rest of the journey.

You have a His-Story with God. Reminisce with your Lord, cooperate with the Author in the present, and you’ll be surprised at the ending!

 “And lo, I am with you always [remaining with you perpetually—regardless of circumstance, and on every occasion], even to the end of the age.” (Mat 28:20)

Relevant Resources
5 Reasons Why Giving Thanks to God ALWAYS Lifts Our Spirits 
You Can Trust God to Write Your Story: Embracing the Mysteries of Providence by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth and Robert D Wolgemuth

365 Days of Gratitude: Keeping Your Gratitude Fresh and Overflowing everyday!

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  1. Lyda Redding

    It is wonderful to go down memory lane with the Lord!! It strengthens the bond between us. I am blessed and He is glorified. Praise the Lord!!

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