I will cause Your name to be remembered in all the generations; therefore the peoples will give You thanks forever and ever.

Psalm 45: 17

 

How do you remember things, for me, at least, not always so well and not without some extra attention to making it happen; so, how do we go about causing others to know that they have encountered God when they have interacted with us? That is a challenge that i think the Lord gives to each of His children, for we are the flesh and blood versions of His image-bearers; we are the people who create the taste of God that the world gets to savor.

 

That is why it isn’t for our own sakes that we need to be aware of the impact of our thoughts, words, and actions on others; rather, we should be careful in considering them so that we bring glory to God. We can write the name of the Lord on stones, buildings, wrist bands, and in books, but people will recall Him more from their experiences with us than they will from all of the written images that we leave in our wakes. Even in God’s own written word, the story of who He is and of how God relates to people is depicted by telling people’s stories.

 

During the course of this day the Lord will provide me and you with opportunities to impact others in the His name; also, God will provide us with the wisdom and the insight that we will need to make those connections. It is up to us to decide how we will use those interactions, for we can attempt to simply go through our day with no one knowing about our relationship with God, or we can be open and honest about who we are and the God that we serve. I have the ability and the opportunity to leave a sweet and a desirable taste in the mouths of the people in my world; I pray to God that the way that I live will cause them to remember the Lord forever.