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October 30, 2018, 10:32 AM

To Love Is To Remember

A lot of the love we have for people is in memories. I do a lot of funerals and one thing I typically say is that death cannot take away memories. The love that we have for our loved ones doesn't decrease one bit when they pass away. Our love is connected to our memories. We remember the dinners. We remember the vacations. We remember the lessons learned. We remember the conversations and the smell of their home. We love because we remember. 

The same is true of God. 

All throughout the Old Testament you will see the people building monuments to remember what God had done. Their love for God was inspired partly by remembering all the good things he had done for them. 

When I was a kid growing up in church we used to sing a song called, Count Your Blessing. One of the lines was, "Count your blessings name the one by one. Count your blessings see what God has done." It's important for us to remember what God has done. I know that currently you may be struggling or going through a difficult time in your life. When we are tempted to think that God doesn't care anymore we must remember. We must go back and remember how God delivered us. We must remember how God provided for us. 

Part of my love for God and my loyalty to him is tied to what he has done for me in the past and what he continues to do. I'm just like you. I am tempted to run away from God. I am tempted to think he doesn't care about me. I am tempted to just do what I want because it just doesn't matter. But then I remember. I remember how gracious and merciful God has been to me. I remember how he has blessed me way beyond what I deserve. I remember how much love he has showed me, and I'm reminded that I must love him back. 

To love God is to remember what he's done. I imagine if you took the time to remember you'd have quite a long list of how God has been good to you. This might just inspired to love him back. 

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