Today you should read: Deuteronomy 16:1-12
Remembering God’s Work In Our Lives…
Sometimes I just reflect on all that God has done for me over the years. I think about who I was, where I’ve been, what I’ve done, and what could have been my destiny. This remembrance leads me to praise God for his mercy. There is no reason to be discouraged when we are breathing love beyond reason in Christ.
Remembering the past of what God has done can be a powerful tool for motivating us in the future, of what God can still do. God used this tool of memory plenty by setting in place holidays that were designed to cause people to remember God’s wonderful works for them in the past.
I have an assignment for you… check out this simple little description I found on a small website regarding the feast of weeks that you just read about.
Feast of Weeks: http://www.christcenteredmall.com/teachings/feasts/weeks.htm
Think of the imagery… the seven weeks of seven, a number symbol that God uses often for the idea of “completeness.” Think of the idea of this feast symbolizing the end of the harvest season, and this being the time after Jesus rose from the dead and ascended into heaven (the end of His harvest season) and of the Holy Spirit coming to begin a new era of “harvesting.” I could keep going, there is so much imagery in these holidays…what a beautiful God who uses imagery like this of numbers, and farming, and holidays, and timing, to ultimately all point back to His Son and His mission. Unreal.
And, we can practically apply this to our lives by taking the time to simply remember. With Easter being tomorrow, it is a holiday of remembrance. A time to remember what Jesus did for us through his life, death, burial, and resurrection. Take this time to remember, and ultimately praise God, for what He has done through Jesus and in your life. And, use that as motivation for what you still know He has left to do in your future.
Posted by:Sam Cirrincione