Remember the wonders he has done,
his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,
you his servants, the descendants of Abraham,
his chosen ones, the children of Jacob. Psalm 105:5 (NIV)
In the midst of some trying days last year, this verse came to the forefront. So much so that I pasted it into a document and put it on a board we have in our bedroom so that each time God did something unexpected – we would write it down to remember.
He commands us to remember the wonders He has done. He does them all the time. From the portrait sunsets to the saving of a wretch like me. They surround us, from the great wonders of His creation – down to the day to day pieces of our lives.
The Word tells us that God is always working around us. So we just need to pause and acknowledge Him in the midst of the dailiness. Ask him to peel the scales from our eyes and help us see things with a new perspective.
At first it may seem tedious to search for these wonders in our day to day, but I know from experience that the more you hunt for them the easier they are found. Then you begin to see them all around you.
It’s the practice of gratitude. Counting His gifts. Over and over. To remember.
He wants us to remember. His Word is full of miracles and I find it reassuring to read of those past wonders… and yet Our God does not change. His character does not change. He is able. And I believe still does the miraculous in our lives.
When you are in need of courage, go read Joshua. When you feel inadequate, go read about Moses. When you feel like you have no place or family, go read about Ruth and Naomi. When you are feeling persecuted, go read about the early church in Acts and Paul’s writings.
I think we gain so much when we read these testimonies. It’s like a booster shot for our faith. God used regular, ordinary people and did miracles through them, for them, and around them.
We need to remember the wonders.
I encourage you to take some time to reflect and write down the wonders God has done in your life. If that is daunting, start with last year and think about what He has done in your life and the life of your family.
Through the years at various times, my husband and I have even written prayers out to God regarding specific situations and it has been amazing to go back and later re-read those prayers, the notes regarding our needs and see how God answered our prayers and performed miracles.
I don’t know about you but writing things down helps me remember.
Take time today. Make it a goal this year to remember the wonders He has done. Then take the time at the end of 2016 to read what He did. It will give you hope and courage to face the next New Year. I bet you will find yourself overflowing with thankfulness as you realize how He never left your side and performed miracles great and small.
Make it a year to Remember the Wonders.
PS: If you want a cute printable to keep in your bible or at your desk, I made one that you can print for free. Click here to download and get started remembering His wonders.