Heavenly Father, my memory is so bad when it comes to recalling all the times You have stepped in to rescue me. There have been relatively small things and really big things where You have acted on my behalf or worked things out for me. And at the time, words of thanks went up, but I wouldn’t say I did an adequate job of expressing my gratitude to You or cementing Your blessing in my memory.
Why is it I can remember toothpaste or cereal jingles from when I was a child, but can’t remember when You made a significant impact in my life? If only I could write a silly jingle whenever I am thankful…
Your people were so greatly impacted with the victory over Sisera and Your defeat of his army, freeing them from twenty years of oppression, that they wrote and sang a song about it. What a great way to commemorate the occasion and pass on what happened to others! Perhaps that would be something that would improve my memory too!
Seriously – I could adapt the song ‘Jesus loves me’…
Jesus loves me this I hear
For He healed my young son’s ear
Doctors sang a surgery song
Jesus healed it – they were wrong!
Jesus loves me this I think
‘cause He saved our backed up sink
Others had costly plumbing jobs
But now our water drains, no clogs!
It’s no ‘Deborah’s Song’ but the sentiment is genuine, the gratitude sincere, and I will remember this – and even sing it to friends!
Whether with songs or words, prayers or journals, I will be more intentional about recording the ways You impact my life and reveal Your love for me. Ways that I can demonstrate my gratitude, record for my own memory, and share with others. Thank You! Amen