Memories - To Arm, To Disarm
We all need help remembering things! Otherwise we wouldn't have come up with so many ways to remind ourselves between apps, calendars, strings around our finger and so on... Remembering and forgetting is mentioned many places in the Word. Even God remembers and forgets things! Praise Him that He remembers us (thinks of us, brings to "top of mind") and forgets our sins when we truly confess and repent!
If you have something you’ve remembered, it’s on your mind. You’re thinking about it. It’s having some kind of effect, one way or another. And it’s likely affecting the actions you’ll take.
If there’s something you’ve forgotten, it’s not on your mind. You’re not thinking about it. It’s having some kind of effect, one way or another. And it’s likely affecting the actions you’ll take.
We're in a war that God declared and we face battles daily. We must be armed and equipped to face it and how much easier is the victory when the enemy is disarmed.
I pray this word helps you consider spiritual warfare in a practical way, so that when you're in the moment of battle in the real life you live you will have victory. May this be an avenue for the Help God promised to come to you.
Remember, remind yourself who you are fighting for and why.
Remember there is an enemy who's sole purpose is to steal, kill and destroy. To lie and separate.
Forget past failures and hurts, cry out for the help that is at the ready from God and move forward!
Tehillim (Psalms) 103:17-18 (CJB) 17 But the mercy of Adonai on those who fear him is from eternity past to eternity future, and his righteousness extends to his children’s children, 18 provided they keep his covenant and remember to follow his precepts.
Philippians 3:12-14 (BSB) 13 Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize of God’s heavenly calling in Christ Jesus.
What memory will you arm yourself with as a top priority? (use any example from the message or any other promise of God, etc that you can share)
Have you identified any memories that you need to disarm? (Anything that has had you trapped or anything that keeps getting brought up to hinder you? Remember... even "good" memories can hold us back at times.)
Share any "aha" with the heart to help arm your fellow soldiers in the Army with their mission and to disarm the enemy we face.