The children of Israel were good about remembering what the Lord had done for them. They were good about celebrating victories over their enemies. They were so good about it that they would build memorials and tell their children about what the Lord had done for them. One of the victories we see that the Israelite’s celebrated was the Passover in which the Lord brought victory over the Egyptians.
Hence, he brought freedom to the children of Israel through obedience to a blood sacrifice (Ref Ex 12). Moses told the Israelite’s “to remember this day in which ye came out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand the Lord brought you out from this place: there shall be no leaven bread eaten (Ex 13:3).” As Christians we should use the examples of those who served the Lord before us; we should take the time out of our busy schedules to remember the victories the Lord has won for us. We should take the time out to record those victories in a journal, celebrate those victories annually or when the Holy Spirit touches our heart to do so.
Furthermore, we should tell our children about what God has done for us from time to time. Allow them to hear and understand some of our struggles, but also allow them to see that through all of those struggles the Lord brought victory in our lives. If we really take the time to remember the struggle and the victory it would increase our faith, and maybe even cause our children to think that maybe there really is something about the name Jesus.
God Bless You
Pastor Versal Mason