“And Moses said unto the people, Remember this day, in which ye came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand the LORD brought you out from this place: there shall no leavened bread be eaten.”
Most, if not all countries, have certain days that they set aside to remember certain events that happened in history. They set these days aside because something worthy happened on that day that changed the nation’s history. In the United States, we have days like Independence Day and Memorial Day, because on these days, we remember what those of the past did to give or preserve our freedoms. These days are marked on all the calendars so that we don’t forget what those before us did to give us the freedoms we enjoy.
God said in the verse above, “Remember this day…” This day that God was talking about was the day that He delivered Israel from Egypt. God didn’t want the Israelites to forget what He did to deliver them from their bondage. God wanted them to remember how the blood applied to the doorposts of their house is what caused the death angel to pass over their family to keep anyone from dying. This day that God wanted them to remember was a great day, and it was a day that should never be forgotten.
I believe if we are going to keep our Christian walk fresh and our walk with God passionate, we will have to remember some special days in our lives. Let me share several days you need to remember.
First, remember the day you were saved. This day that God told Israel to remember was the day the blood was applied to the doorpost of their house. The day you got saved was the day your eternity was settled by the blood being applied to your account. One of the reasons so many believers falter in their Christian walk is because they forget this day. One of the ways you can remember the day you got saved is to be a soul winner. Every time you lead someone to Christ, you will remember the day that someone showed you how to be saved. Soul winners always have an easier time dispelling the doubts of their salvation because they remember the day they got saved every time they lead someone to Christ. You can have a daily reminder of the day you got saved if you will lead someone to Christ every day.
Second, remember the LORD’s day. We set Sunday aside as the LORD’s day because it was on a Sunday morning that Christ rose from the dead. The believer who is nonchalant about their Christianity is probably the believer who is hit-and-miss on their faithfulness to church. If you can’t be faithful to church, I seriously doubt that you will remember to keep the LORD first in your daily walk.
Third, remember the day of God’s great works. Oh, how important it is for the believer to remember those days that God did something mighty in their presence. Psalm 105:5 says, “Remember his marvellous works that he hath done…” Remembering the great works of God has a way of motivating you to desire to see those great works again. When God does a great work in your heart, you should write those days down in your Bible so that you can remember them. It may be the day you got right with God or the day that you surrendered to serve the LORD, or it could be a day that God showed His power in your church. Remembering God’s great works will encourage and motivate you to desire God to do and see those great works again.