Good morning my friends
I wonder whether God suffers from memory loss? It’s possible to come to that conclusion when you read the Bible because the pages are full of people reminding God of his promises and his character, his faithfulness and his love. Why do they do that? Of course it’s most definitely not because God has forgotten these things, or that he is prone to lapses in character in the same ways that we can be. In Psalm 25 David does this:
6 Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love,
for they are from of old.
7 Do not remember the sins of my youth
and my rebellious ways;
according to your love remember me,
for you, Lord, are good. (NIVUK)
I think there are several things going on here at the same time:
So… here’s a little homework for you. Try it. Maybe write down three things that you remember about God (try to make at least one of them personal to you and him). Then pray your intercessions with those things in mind and remind God of them as you pray. You could even tell other people about them. Does that make a difference to your praying?
This week we are praying for Blackmore Baptist Church (https://www.easternbaptist.org.uk/prayer-focus/blackmore-baptist-church/)
On Sunday Beth is preaching at Swavesey Baptist Church and Graeme will be joining virtually with another church. I will be in the virtual congregation for my home church where we have a ‘preach with a view’.
“God remember that you are the one who called and equipped me in ministry and you have been consistently with me – be gracious to all who minister in your name this weekend. You are a generous and loving God whose faithfulness never ends and your love knows no limits, may the people of Blackmore experience you in that way through the Baptist church there. You promise to guide us through your Spirit within us, and you have guided me in my ministry. May that be the experience this week of any who are seeking your will.”
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