If someone asked, “How has God helped you over the course of your lifetime?” it’s possible that nothing would come to mind at first.
But if you kept asking yourself the question, eventually you would think of an answer.
If you persisted after that, eventually you could think of a second way God has helped you. Eventually. If you’re out of practice answering this question, it might take quite a bit of effort to unbury just one or two memories. But if you keep persisting, you will be surprised at how many memories you have of how much God has blessed you. And the more you ask yourself the question, the more you will remember.
This habit of reminding ourselves of the many ways God has blessed us is very helpful, and we’ll see many ways it brings blessing over the course of the next two weeks. So you might start your list today and keep adding to it as memories come to mind: How has God helped you over the course of your lifetime?
Keeping this list will bring blessings that will surprise you.
God, thank you that you help us to remember the many ways you have blessed us. Bring to mind things that we have forgotten, and help us to give you the praise you deserve. Thank you! Amen.
Psalm 77:11-12 (NRSV)
I will call to mind the deeds of the LORD;
I will remember your wonders of old.
I will meditate on all your work,
and muse on your mighty deeds.