Day 71: I trust you, Lord. I won’t forget. Deuteronomy 4:9-14
This reading almost started off with Deuteronomy 8: 11-18 which is basically telling people to be careful not to forget where they have come from once they have ‘arrived’. No. Won’t use that in this case, although it is a very good lesson to learn. Instead, Deuteronomy 4 is focus.
In everyday life, there will be ups and downs. This is a fact because the Word said it will happen.
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. John 16:33 KJV
If you back up, Jesus was telling the disciples that he was leaving them and they would have sorrow, but the sorrow would turn to joy. He compared it to a woman in child birth who forgets any pain she has once the child is there. Sure, she hasn’t forgotten-forgotten, but instead she has been given a gift and there’s no reason to focus on the ordeal anymore. Her joy has been delivered and the pain is long gone.
Jesus told his disciples they would have tribulations. They would have sorrows. They would have trials. But He wanted them to remember not to hold onto them. He wanted them to push how they felt in the moment aside and focus on Him instead because He had already defeated whatever it was they would come up against, even the sorrow they would feel when he ‘left’ them (He already knew He would rise and had already shared it with them). There was absolutely no reason for them to forget what He’d taught them and who He was to them while He was on this earth.
But like the disciples who walked with Him, saw Him perform miracles, and learned under His teachings, people today forget. Each month Father provides for them, but if someone raises a standard against them or try to convince them that they are not holy, they all of a sudden forget who they are and allow the insecurities thrown at them from the demonic kingdom take root. They’ve forgotten all they were taught. They question the words whispered by the Spirit, no longer able to trust His voice. They waver on the doctrine they believe, forgetting that:
But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand. Matthew 12:25 KJV
Not remembering that He said:
So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Revelation 3:16 KJV
Not realizing that:
A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. James 1:8 KJV
They have now basically set themselves up for failure. If this is you, if you have ever falling onto shaky ground because you have forgotten all you have seen, done in the name of Jesus, heard whispered to you, please get back in right standing with the Most High. Don’t wait. You don’t want to be caught wavering, wondering, and unstable. Being unsure will mess up the rest of your life. Either get back in with Him or get out, but don’t stand there questioning everything as if you never knew Him. Pull up your breeches and get back in the word. Seek forgiveness for your doubt and get back your relationship with the Spirit.
In these perilous times, now is not the time to forget who He is. Be encouraged and, in this season, separate yourself from negativity and people who cause you to question your God. Build yourself back up on your most Holy Faith (let the book of Jude be a reminder) and give the devil a black eye through studying and communing with God. And when someone comes back to attack you (and they will), be prepared for it and don’t fall apart. Stand firm…and don’t ever forget!
Recalling it all,
Keiyia JOYet George
Trust Walk: Walking in His Steps coming soon!