Words from the Heart for Monday March 5th, 2018
Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.
Psalm 103:2-3 (NLT)
May I Never Forget
The words of this psalm really become our song, too. We desire to never forget all that the Lord has done for us. Our concerns for ourselves and for others that we know and love do not need to silence our song. In the atmosphere of our praise to the Lord for this wonderful salvation, new faith will arise.
According to the Canadian Alzheimer’s Society, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are not a part of normal aging. Almost 40 per cent of people over the age of 65 experience some form of memory loss. When there is no underlying medical condition causing this memory loss, it is known as “age-associated memory impairment,” which is considered a part of the normal aging process. One way to tell if you have dementia: if you are concerned about your memory loss, but your family isn’t, it is usually age-associated and not dementia.
God’s people are called to have long and full memories. We who have trusted Christ as Saviour and Lord have experienced His goodness in so many ways. He has lifted our sin and set us free from the burden of guilt and shame. He has blessed us in ways that we could never deserve. He has saved us, healed us, provided for us, loved us and walked beside us. We have seen His hand of blessing in the worst days of our lives. So it shouldn’t surprise us that Psalm 103:2-3 says, “Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.” Followers of Christ are naturally praising people because we recognize how much He has done for us. And in order to be filled with life-long praise, we need to pray the prayer of the psalmist that we might never forget the good things He does for us. It is out of His blessings that praise flows forth. For what do you need to praise Him today?
These have been words from the heart.