Brush your teeth, pick up your room, make your bed, do your chores, wash your hands, practice the piano, and take out the trash. The list of reminders we give our children each day goes on and on. Every day we remind our children to do things they should already do without being told.
Homeschooling moms have the added task of spending countless hours reviewing rules and facts and reminding our children what they have already learned in school. Our children may attempt to fly through review lessons, thinking they know it all, when in reality, they have forgotten the material learned. Many times they want to move to new things and forget about the effort needed to constantly review.
The apostle Peter knew he needed to remind the new believers in Christ of the truths they learned in 2 Peter 1:12: "Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth." Peter knew they needed to practice the truths they had learned and be reminded daily to be faithful to the One who had saved them — Jesus. Moral excellence and holiness were at stake, and he wanted these new believers to apply diligence in their faith. Peter was a great teacher who stirred them up by way of reminder (2 Peter 1:13).
What spiritual truths need to be stirred up today in your life? Have you forgotten to spend time with Jesus? Have you forgotten the power of praise to defeat a negative thought life? Do you remember to witness to the lost who need the Lord? Are you living expectantly, waiting for Christ's return? Open the Word of God today and let the Holy Spirit stir your heart to remember Christ's great love for you. "But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you" (John 14:26).
Lord, I confess my memory is not what it should be. Help me to remember today the many blessings You have provided in the past and the truths that will keep my heart close to You. Thank You for being such a wonderful Savior! In Jesus' name, Amen.