March 10th

Past Blessings

But take care and watch yourselves closely, so as neither to forget the things that your eyes have seen nor to let them slip from your mind all the days of your life. —Deuteronomy 4:9

In this passage, Moses implores the Israelites always to remember and pass onto their children and their grandchildren stories of the wonderful things God has done for them. This speech comes after God freed them from slavery in Egypt and sustained them on their 40-year journey in the wilderness. Moses’ advice is still good instruction today, especially when things look bleak and we despair that some difficulty might never end.

Remembering—and telling others—what God has done for you in the past can strengthen your trust and their trust that God will continue to do great things in the present and future.

FOR ACTION: Find a way to share with someone today a story of at least one way God has blessed you. Invite them to share one or more past bless­ings with you.