Remember this, and shew yourselves men: bring it again to mind, O ye transgressors. Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me.” (Isaiah 46:8-9 KJV)
The Prophet Isaiah by the Holy Ghost in Isaiah 42:9; 43:18, admonished all saints to forget whatever success or failure that we may had experienced in the past. Howbeit, he went further from our text above, to underscore the need to make the temporal lobe of the cerebrum permanent and active by the remembrance of the very principles that pertain to our destiny in Christ.
Therefore, the past can be an imaginary demon or an imaginative reminder of the very things we ought to do in the quest for excellence in life. The choice is entirely ours to exorcise the demons of the past and create the enabling environment to allow the right forces push us to our glorious high throne.
As believers, our greatest Enabler is the Holy Ghost and we should always engage Him to remind us the things that pertain to our glorious destiny. Here are a few important things that we must ask the Holy Ghost to help us to remember as His members:
1. Remember the benefits or blessings you received from God and be thankful. (Ps.103:2-5; 1 Chron.16:12)
2. Remember those who have shown you favours to show gratitude. (2 Sam.9; Esther 6)
3. Remember to share God’s Testimonies to see them replicate in your life. (Ps.78:5-7; Rev.19:10)
4. Remember to put to valuable use every imparted or discovered gift. (2 Tim.1:6)
5. Remember the unfeigned faith of your mentors for inspiration. (2 Tim.1:5)
6. Remember the blessing of Christ’s death by the continuous festal consumption of His Body and Blood – to keep you unto eternal life. (1 Cor.11:24-25)
7. Remember, you are an offspring of the Covenant to know that you’re eternally blessed. (Acts 3:25; Ps.105:8; Gen.9:14-16; Ex.2:23-25)
8. Remember the Words of the Lord Jesus Christ and to do them. (Acts 20:35; Rev.3:3; Matt.26:75; Luke 24:6-8)
9. Remember the poor and be eager to help them. (Gal.2:10; Heb.13:2-3; Prov.29:7)
10. Remember to repent when you err and receive forgiveness. (Rev.2:5; Ps.51)
11. Remember the wise words of your parents and honour them by your obedience. (Prov.31:1; 4:1-2; Eph.6:2)
12. Remember to bring your strong reasons from Scriptures to God to enforce your faith justification. (Isaiah 43:26; Rom.5:1-2)
13. Remember to keep the sabbath – by labouring to enter God’s rest i.e. living the life of faith. (Ex.20:8; Heb. 4:1-12)
14. Remember how and why you made a mistake to learn, amend and be better. (Luke 15:17-21; Ps..51:3,8-19)
In conclusion, drawing inspiration from Roms.15:4, it’s important we remember all these eternal truths and more, because of the following reasons:
• It empowers our sense of gratitude.
• It enhances our learning trajectory.
• It pushes us toward corrective and right actions.
• We receive the comfort of the Holy Ghost.
• The hope of the languid soul is restored.
To your Holy Ghost inspired remembrances,