I love days like today. All across social media there will be posts remembering the attacks of September 11. People I’ll tell you that they remember where they were, how the felt and what they thought. After the attacks, you began to see people write, “Never forget.” Were nearly 20 years removed from that day, and here we are holding true to that promise to remember the lives lost, the nation coming together and how we pushed through. That’s why we want to remember isn’t it? We need to remind ourselves that we can make it through anything that comes our way. We did it in the past, so we can still do it today. It’s good to remember days like September 11th, but it’s also good to remember the things of God.
All throughout Scripture, we are told to remember things. The Israelites put up 12 stones where they crossed the Jordan River to remember the Lord’s goodness and how He brought them out of Egypt. They never wanted to forget and they wanted to let their kids know too. When we forget what God has done, we begin to devalue the role He plays in our lives. I recommend creating something to help you remember what He brought you out of, delivered you from or healed you of. Our minds tend to forget things unless we keep remembering them. When we bring things back up, it tells the brain this is important so it stores it where you can access it. As you you remember September 11th today, take time to remember what God has done for you too. He’s been faithful in the past, and He will be faithful in the future.
Here are some Bible verses on remembering.
1. Search for the Lord and for his strength; continually seek him. Remember the wonders he has performed, his miracles, and the rulings he has given.
1 Chronicles 16:11-12 NLT
2. When I remember You on my bed, I meditate and thoughtfully focus on You in the night watches, For You have been my help, And in the shadow of Your wings [where I am always protected] I sing for joy.
Psalms 63:6-7 AMP
3. Remember to stay alert and hold firmly to all that you believe. Be mighty and full of courage. Let love and kindness be the motivation behind all that you do.
1 Corinthians 16:13-14 TPT
4. Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Never rely on what you think you know. Remember the Lord in everything you do, and he will show you the right way.
Proverbs 3:5-6 GNT
5. I’ll never forget the trouble, the utter lostness, the taste of ashes, the poison I’ve swallowed. I remember it all—oh, how well I remember— the feeling of hitting the bottom. But there’s one other thing I remember, and remembering, I keep a grip on hope:
GOD ’s loyal love couldn’t have run out, his merciful love couldn’t have dried up. They’re created new every morning. How great your faithfulness! I’m sticking with GOD (I say it over and over). He’s all I’ve got left.
Lamentations 3:19-24 MSG