Don't Forget to Remember God's Faithfulness

May 02, 2018

Don't Forget to Remember God's Faithfulness

“The chief cupbearer, however, did not remember Joseph; he forgot him.” - Genesis 40:23

If my life were a tv show, it would be a Wheel of Fortune style broadcast called “Relate to that Bible Screw-up!” (complete with dramatic announcement pauses). For today's show, let's dive into the story of my friend Chief Cupbearer (CC) from Genesis 40-41. You might recognize CC as the same guy who asked Joseph to interpret his dream, promised he’d tell Pharaoh about Joseph’s abilities and then simply forgot. It took CC two full years and a prompting from Pharaoh's troubled dreams to remind our boy about the faithfulness of Joseph. While we can scoff and judge at the cupbearer's memory-lapse, we should also relate. 

How often does God faithfully deliver us from bad situations, answer our prayers or guide us to His will, and we respond with frequent and repeated forgetfulness? We forget that His ways and plans are a million times more dimensional than ours. We forget about His power that shines through in our weakness. We forget to celebrate that Jesus pardoned and saved us from death. 

So how can we learn from our mistakes and continually remember God’s goodness? Here are a few ways: 
  • Gratitude entries: Try keeping a daily entry log of the little things you’re grateful for. Try the Grateful App and upload pictures, your favorite Bible verses or great memories with friends. 
  • Journaling: Starting today, set a dedicated time to write and keep a weekly journal of everything that happens in your life, aiming to include all the good things God is doing right now. 
  • Thank You Notes to God: It’s as Southern as it seems. Get out a piece of paper and start penning a letter of praise to the Lord for what He’s done and all the connections He's woven together over the course of your life. 

Let's aim to take time this week to think back on the character and faithfulness of the Lord, and give Him credit for all the ways He's showed up for us.  "Give thanks to him and praise his name. For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations." - Psalm 100:4-5

Weekly Challenge: Implement one of these ways to remember God’s goodness or share your own idea! 




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