I recently met a young woman who was refreshingly candid about her career goals. She wanted to be a writer for the NBC comedy television series, “Saturday Night Live.” She is 20 years old and is determined to head to New York City to someday join the cast. I admired her enthusiasm but wondered how much she knew of the history of SNL and other memorable television comedy shows. To my surprise and delight, she knew the classic cast members from the first seasons of SNL (Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd). This was, after all, from a time before she was born. I was also pleased that she was aware of some of the other pioneers in television comedy such as Carol Burnett. She understood that if she were to succeed, she would have to study the accomplishments of those who preceded her.
Come and see what God has done: He is awesome in his deeds toward the children of man.
Psalms 66:5 (ESV)
Before we can look forward in our lives, we must look backward and know where we began. God continually reminds us in the Bible to remember He is always faithful to those who trust Him. He reminds us to look back over our own lives and see what He has done for us. My short term and long term memory are increasingly frail. But God is faithful and has given me His Holy Spirit to remind me of all the blessings He has given and continues to lavish upon me.
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.
John 14:26 (ESV)
If you are to prosper as a child of God, you must study and remember how God is faithful to all who place their trust and salvation in His Son, Jesus Christ.
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.