I Forget

I forget things all the time.  When I forget, I always lose something.  I lose time looking for forgotten objects.  I lose face when I forget people’s names.  I lose interest when others forget their point.  I lose grudges when I forget sins.  I could even lose my life if I forget to turn off our gas stove.  The bible reminds us that we lose something in worship if we forget the benefits we have under God.

Praise the LORD , O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.

Praise the LORD , O my soul, and forget not all his benefits… (Psalm 103:1-2)

Remembering specific acts of God’s compassion, redemption, providence, and forgiveness empowers us to praise God and do greater things for him as we are reminded of his character, power, and constant presence.  Some of these acts are written in the bible while others are written in our lives.  Recalling what God does in our life increases our faith.  Sharing that with others increases their faith.

Life in Sydney is too fast, too self centred, too tiring, too busy.  It is easy to forget God, who we are, and what really matters. Because of this, Christian gatherings are precious.  Christian gatherings give us opportunities to talk about God in our life; to hear stories of God in other people’s lives; to hear the bible give examples of God’s history with Israel; to sing songs that praise him for all the benefits we receive.

Please don’t forget to church, we’d lose something if you did.

Denis Oliver