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Remember God in the Moment

Live in continual communication with God and with a constant awareness that he created you.

Introduction

"Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near when you will say, 'I have no delight in these days.'" (NASB) Remember is an interesting word. It conveys where your focus is.

We forget a lot of important things. For example, we forget about gravity. You probably didn't wake up this morning and think, Man, am I glad there's gravity! Without gravity I'd be floating around this room! I wouldn't be able to walk or digest food! Gravity is a governing force that God has set up to help us function here on Earth, and we don't think about it that much. Is God like that to you—some gravitational force that keeps things going but is rarely given much thought? The text says: Remember God.

Consider your car's windshield. Do you know how hard it would be to drive somewhere without a windshield? You would arrive at your destination with bugs all over your face and your hair blown in all directions. Thank God for your windshield! But do you ever get into your car and think, Man, am I glad I've got a windshield? Is God like that to you? Do you look right past him and forget what he does?

The text says that we should focus on God—that we should remember him. God is not like a windshield or gravity. Neither of those things cares whether you acknowledge them or not. Your windshield doesn't think, I feel so unappreciated; I do all this work, and they never notice me. What separates God from a windshield is that he is a Person. When you go a few days or even a week without remembering your Creator, you function independently of him. Unlike the windshield, he cares about that.

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Dave McClellan is pastor of The Chapel at Tinkers Creek in Streetsboro, Ohio. He created the video series Preach by Ear.

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Sermon Outline:

Introduction

When you go a while without remembering your Creator, you function independently of him. God cares about that.

I. Walk through the day with your Creator.

II. Remember that we are creatures.

Conclusion

We do what we can with what God gives us. He says: Do the right thing, and let me worry about the outcomes. In the end, I'm the only one you have to answer to—and no one else.