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The Power of Remembering - Victoria Osteen

2017-06-07 | 🔗
In the Bible, God instructed his people to put up memorial stones so that they and their descendants would be reminded of the good things He had done. What are you remembering today? I want to encourage you to put out memorial stones in your own life. Allow those remembrances of the good things God has done to shape your thoughts, strengthen your faith, and make a difference for future generations.
This is an unofficial transcript meant for reference. Accuracy is not guaranteed.
we encourage them today about remembering room in the good member of the things that are helpful to us he's so many times in life there's negative things that happen to us be bad childhood maybe a divorce some negative words events look in your in your lie and those are the things we don't want to ruin we want to remember what is beneficial and what is good the berlin wall and the lawn or maybe washing the dishes driving down there trade and all of a sudden a member from the past hits your thoughts man it came out of nowhere or maybe something that had happened two weeks ago at work just runs right into your thought alive and it makes you
a sad or lonely depressed me we those negative thoughts may do even feel fear for a moment fear of what would happen in the future you see that's why negative thoughts due to our life they stop us their intended to cause us to pause do not walk in faith in victory so that's why wanting marriage is so much to remember what we're we're ambering let us remember the good the apostles many times in the new testament they wrote things like this i am writing to remind you i am writing to remind you again pol pot this way he said never tired of reminding you second peter said this he says i'm writing you two letters two letters to remind you
you see they knew the power in remembering the right thing they knew that could transform your life we who remembered what god is said and when you remember what god is done so we need to remember it's to put our minds on autopilot but we have to know that their strands forming power and its worth using our time and energy to focus on what we're remembering the old testament god commanded his people the children of israel he commanded them to take time out from their busy schedules several times a year celebrate festival if he called them times of remembrance tat he wanted them to stop to celebrate what he had done now can i tell you this this wasn't a suggestion by god i wasn't something that was optional god required
to take time to stop and remember the miracles how he parted the red sea how do we bought water out of the wrong man came down from heaven he wanted them to pause and remember the wonders than he had done the marvellous deeds that here warn you know why you wanted them to do that because there are a lot like us today they get busy doing lie and sometimes when we're so busy doing why we have a tendency to forget in that busy now in those shrubs send in those places of trying to make things happen we find ourselves thinking if i don't make this happen it's not gonna happen i gotta get this done i gotta do this i gotta do that
we struggle and we struggle and we forget we forget whose in control we forget who we can depend on we forget who can do things that we can't do we forget the miracles that god has done in our line so often we forget what we should remember our victories our success the good times you see some people feel guilty if there haven't time sometimes we remember but we should forget the pain the hardy the loneliness we can allow the things of the past to control our life god doesn't remember those past mistakes he doesn't even remember the things that people spoke into your lie all he knows is he wants you to move forward today he wants you to remember the good amber what he has done
see when we don't use the power of remembrance for our paper then it weakens our lie let's remember the good so that we can strengthen our lie we need to choose to rewrite our history no use i how do you do that these things really happen in victoria you're saying i should be in denial no i'm not saying you you'd be in denial saying you should choose your pieces to create your god story you create your god story you don't have to let your past create the story in the history for you god has already done away with past the only way not to let that past be the past is do not live in the past
you say you can't live in the past if you want to get away from your past you have to understand today is your future the past is the past but today is your future what are you gonna remember what story are you creating for your lie see this almost said i remember what the lord has i remember his marvellous works why because he had to bring something that was from the past which was a miracle have got it helped him before he had to bring it into the future so that he could get through the difficult time he was going through so he can get through any doubt or any unbelief that was trying to stop him see that's our choice today we can either take a piece of the gods story and bring it into our future or we can take a piece of something that's not going to help us
the gods already taken care of and bring it into our future see what remembering is so very important today the barber record how god also told his people to put down memorial stones stones are removed prince he said put these stones down so you can remember the specific victories that i have given you the things that i helped you will see these or so that they could remember as they passed by as they live there lie they put down these memorial stones not only for themselves but god said i want you to put these down for future generations i want them to how i work in your life do you have any memorial stones have some things in your life because i can tell you this today wouldn't be sitting here if god had done great things in your life
you have you have victories you know me there's a job that you're going to every single day and you can certainly say god i wouldn't have this job if it wasn't for you maybe you ve had student loans that you ve been paying on for a long time and it's been difficult that's been rough but you finally got unpaid or maybe your car is a big old memorial stone and you're saying god thank you for this car
this is my memorial sound of your goodness of your mark in your favour lie see when we look around we can see these places and spaces in our lie that guy brought us victory brought a success that's why he wants us to remember the good things he wants us to move them forward and create our god story the mayor of houston sylvester turner tells a story about how his father died when he was thirteen years old and how his mother raise nine children all by herself and each about how she brought them to charge and raise them in charge and how is very important to her that they got in school and so she made sure they were in school because an education was very important he tells how it was rough times were tat they could always have what they wanted or even sometimes what they need
he said but the thing i remember about my mother is this she never complained she never told me how hard it was she always said this so the tomorrow will be a better day than today tomorrow will be a better day been today is the best or turner is harboured grad when he became mayor of the city he gave his inaugural address and this is what he said he said today is evident what my mom always said was very true tomorrow will be better then today you see some esters mother laid down a memorial stone of faith her children you see with her words and with her actions she erected gods goodness in their lie she lay down a memorial stone of hope or his future that he always remember you see
many times we want to tell our children how hard it is and why they can't have this and how they should do that because they may end up like this but can i suggest to us today that we would to bring those god pieces and laid them at the feet of our children let's created god storing for their future still then how god got you through an how he's gonna get them through you see those stones will create stepping stones for their future we need to make some more stands we need to remember what we're remembering bring your bad story forward so little in jobs and infuse your life you see when you now the next generation of the deeds of the lord and his mighty call it makes a difference in your family life it makes a difference
future remembering dive heaps of hope and it encourages us and it shapes our thoughts and prepares for the bay to allow gone to bring things in a man a man he's a as a thank you for your support our ministry this month gentleman victoria tory would like to send you jewels new exclusive many book collection gifts of god what he to you need today god offers you the gift of joy the gift of peace the gift of favor
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