Deut 8: 11-20;
17 You may say to yourself,“My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.”18 But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.
Throughout my four-years in college, I saw doors open to opportunities for which I did not qualify and God turning my most sinful moments into testimonies which could be shared to bring Him glory. Because I was so aware of my weaknesses and shortcomings, I could not deny that it was God leaving His fingerprints on my life. However, like the warnings in today’s passage, as life became more stable post-graduation, I found myself losing that heart of humility.
The heart of desperation was replaced with complacence, and it became harder for me to remember all that He’s done in my life. It was in this season that I began to listen to the song “Remembrance” by Hillsong Worship on repeat. "If ever I should lose my way, if ever I deny Your grace /Remind me of the price You paid, Hallelujah / I'll live in remembrance."
I am still wrestling with how to be desperate for Him even in the midst of “the good” circumstances. But making time to praise God helps me to keep a heart of thanksgiving.