I am quite forgetful sometimes.
Sometimes, I will walk into a room and forget why I went there. Sometimes, I forget I even had a reason for going to that particular room.
I’ve even intended to write myself a note to remind myself of something, only to forget what it was that I was supposed to write down.
I can go to a rousing worship event and be challenged and blessed and motivated and the next day forget when I get bogged down by the everyday details of life.
I can forget how blessed I am and become bitter and resentful of others who have what I think I need right now.
Most of all, I forget who I am and Whose I am.
I listen to the voices that tell me that I’m just not good enough and I’ve only been faking it and it’s only a matter of time before the people around me catch on and expose me.
I forget that I am Abba’s child and that He is very fond of me. I sometimes feel like I am flunking the school of life and forget that in Jesus I have already overcome and I am more than a conqueror.
I need to be reminded of a Love stronger than death, stronger than my failures and my frustrations and my forgetfulness. I need to be reminded that even when I don’t feel God, I am still held in His everlasting arms.
I need to be reminded that God still works all things together for my good and that He will finish what He started in me.
I bet you do, too.
That’s why we gather together. To remind each other of how blessed we really are. To encourage each other and speak blessing and truth into each other’s lives. So that when my faith is small, you can believe for me, and when your faith is small, I can believe for you.
We need the reminder that we can’t do this life alone. That the enemy’s goal is to get me separated from the community of faith where I am alone and vulnerable.
The best part is that as prone as we are to forget, God is as gracious to remind us of just how big and strong and good He is.