Prayers and Devotions for Passover Night Four Painting from Exodus during Passover timesPassover is about remembering what God has done in the past, living with expectancy for what God is going to do today, and what He will do in the future.

Throughout Scripture, God instructed Israel to remember the various things He did for them. He ordained feasts to help them never forget the landmarks of their history. At this time of year, we look back on the first Passover, its miracles and signs, the deliverance and provision of God.

Each of us has landmarks in our own personal histories. What are some of the milestones in your life? What has God done for you? Maybe you have a dramatic rescue in your story, like escaping an auto accident without injury or healing from disease. Even if you haven’t experienced interventions of this sort from God, every day He provides quiet rescues from what could have been. What about all the times you didn’t fall out of the trees you played Tarzan in as a kid? Or the times you didn’t get into an accident as you rode in a car full of your teenaged friends without a seatbelt, with a new driver at the wheel? What about every time you get into a car and safely get to your destination? These uneventful events are a display of God’s grace as much as the fantastic ones, and it is valuable to remember them with thanks.

In Philippians 4:8, God tells us to dwell on the good, excellent, and honorable things in life. This instruction is for our benefit because it lifts our spirits, calms our hearts, and sets our focus on God as the provider of all good gifts.

Spend some time today looking back at ways God has rescued or protected you in your life, and express your gratitude to Him. You could write them in a journal and add to it as your life story continues. Reviewing this now and then will help you practice one of God’s persistent instructions to us: remembering what He has done.

Thank You, God, for Your Hand of rescue in my life. Thank You for the countless good things You have done for me. Help me to remember them and give You thanks for the multitude of ways You have shown me Your love.

 

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