2 Corinthians 1:20
All the promises of God are yes and amen.
All the promises of God are mine through Christ.
But I forget Him and His promises.
And this tragic forgetfulness leaves me feeling powerless and poor.
I once heard a story about a homeless man who sat year after year on the streets of New York City, barely scraping by, living off the handouts of passersby. When he was found dead, obviously having perished due to the cold and exposure that he daily encountered, the police were shocked to find in his possession about $30,000 in cash.
My husband’s own grandfather lived in fear of overdrawing his account, each time he wrote a check. However, at his death, we discovered $75,000 in his checking account.
If I should receive a million dollars, placed into my checking account, what if I never wrote a check? What if I never took advantage of the gift?
It would not change the fact that I was wealthy, but I certainly could still look and act like a pauper.
And that is what Satan cunningly plans for us.
Our enemy does not want us to remember who we are and Whose we are.
He does not want us to tap into the riches of God’s promises. And he certainly does not want us to invest our riches in the lives of those around us, reaping a tremendous gain for the Kingdom of God. In fact, as long as he can keep us living with a slave mentality, we cannot reach our full royal status.
We need to sharpen our memories, because we quickly forget Him, His Love, His Power, His Almighty Dependability. We must remember that His promises are true.