Key Scripture: Psalm 77.11 - 12 |"I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds.”
1. Read: Psalm 145
In this Psalm, David invites us to reflect back on our lives and acknowledge through praises all the ways that God was present. For the ways he moved and worked and carried us through. Spend time reflecting both on Psalm 145 and your 2015 year. What were the joys and disappointments? What are the things that bring up praises (or questions) to God? What encouragement can you gain as you enter this upcoming year?
2. Read: John 14.26 & Mark 13.11
In these passages we're reminded that one of the many works of the Holy Spirit in a believer's life is to help us remember. Specifically, the Holy Spirit helps us remember the works and teachings of Christ so that both our actions and confession will be properly aligned with Him. Have you ever had an encounter where you sensed the Holy Spirit leading you to remember Jesus in the midst of your circumstances? If so, what happened? What was the end result? How can this insight into the Holy Spirit's activity in our lives become an encouragement?
3. Psalm 111.1 - 5; Isaiah 63.7 - 14; 1 Cor. 11.21 - 26
All throughout scripture we find God commanding his people to remember: to remember his good works, his love, his compassion, his purposes. Do you currently have a practice of remembering the works of God in your life or in your church? If so, what have been some of the benefits of this practice? Are there ways you feel the Lord asking you to take it deeper? If not, what are some ways that you can begin to carve out time to start practicing this discipline of remembering?