Daily Word #28: Remembering God
Many people saved and unsaved believe that we all remember God at all times. Whether in good times, bad times, or the regular day occurrences, we believe that if we are to grade ourselves on how much we remember God, we would give ourselves an A+ grade. However, if we are to do a self-examination with humility, we would see there is always some room for improvement.
In the story of Jonah (Jonah 1), Jonah chose to take a boat to Tarshish instead of Ninevah as God had directed him to go and preach. God then sent a storm to stop the Tarshish bound ship which resulted in Jonah being thrown overboard after which the storm ceased. Embedded within this story is a lesson of remembering God. Jonah had forgotten how great God was and how capable God is. Jonah was asleep onboard the ship while the storm-raved on. God used the ship's workers to remind Jonah that his God was still watching and His will must be done. Because Jonah served God and had a relationship with God, Jonah was able to acknowledge the signs, be obedient to God and understand how to take the next step.
Just as God reminded Jonah, God through the Holy Spirit often reminds us, that He is still there watching and He is still "is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think" (Ephesians 3:20). It is up to us to listen and be obedient to God the next time he is there reminding us. The best way for us to be able to know when God is reminding us of His presence is to establish and maintain a relationship with God.
More on a relationship with God in Daily Word #29