Do not forget about me. I heard the words so clearly like someone was sitting in the passenger side seat in the car, and yet I knew it was the voice of God Himself. I did not understand it at the time. Why would God need to remind me not to forget about him? After all, he has done for me in my life; I can’t forget about God, or can I? I had a few errands to run, so I went about my business, came home, and remembered the words, do not forget about me. I went on with my day, saying I do not understand how I could forget about God. Here is how it happened. Later that day, I hosted a zoom meeting. I was busy with the meeting preparations and a few hiccups. I did not take the time out to start with a prayer, which was the norm. I was on time, but several of the participants were not, so I started chatting with a few of the members while waiting for the others to join. That is how it happens. Just that quickly, when the other members joined, the meeting proceeded. When the meeting ended, and I remembered the events, the words do not forget about me, came storming back like a flood. I had forgotten to include the author of the meeting; I did not remember to invite God.
Then I thought of other times when I had forgotten about God or blamed him for a difficult season. I remembered times when I questioned the goodness of God. Meanwhile, God never left me. He was always there, enabling me with the health and strength that I needed to make it through the tough times, even when I refused to acknowledge His presence. In these times, I was living Lamentations 3: 19-20 “I remember my affliction and my wandering the bitterness and the gall. I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me.” Oh, but the passage does not stop there. It goes on to say in verses 20-24, “ Yet this I call to mind; therefore, I have hope: because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, The Lord is my portion; therefore, I will wait for him.”
I quickly repented and thanked God for the reminder. Life has busy pockets at times, but God is the answer to navigate the quick turns and unexpected interruptions properly, and he will always send a reminder.
What is God asking you to remember today?