To remember God throughout the day a believer must do three basic things; (1) be consistently reading the Word of God, (2) consistently spend time with God in secret prayer, and (3) use mundane tasks as reminders to commune with God.
The truth is, this is what the apostle Paul was referring to when he said in Romans chapter 12 that believers should be transformed by “the renewing of their minds”.
In simple terms, the renewal of the mind is nothing more than learning to change our focus from the flesh to the things of the Spirit on a daily, moment by moment, basis.
So if we can be successful in remembering God throughout our day, then we can be successful in renewing our minds, and if we can be successful in renewing our minds then the Bible promises us that we will be transformed. (Related article: 3 Simple Tips on How to Renew your Mind).
Every single one of us have experienced days where we are constantly thinking about something. Whether that something was an exciting thing or a very worrisome thing, we have all experienced it at some point.
Maybe it was when you first met your spouse and you couldn’t stop thinking about them for a few weeks as you got to know them, or maybe it was a bill you had to pay at the end of the month and you simply had no way to pay it so it occupied your mind, or possibly it was a test of some sort.
The point I’m attempting to make is all of us have experienced moments where we could not stop remembering something that was going on in our lives. And the reason for this is whatever we were meditating on carried value to us.
The truth is, it is no different with God. To remember God on a consistent basis is to value Him on a consistent basis. And if we can do this, then remembering Him will be easy.
The rest of this article is a breakdown of actions we can take to accomplish this.
Be consistently reading the Word of God
Consistently reading the Word is probably the number one action anyone can take to step towards having a mind that remembers God throughout the day.
The reason for this is the Bible is the only book that talks about God 100% accurately and it is the only book that God identified Himself with. You can listen to a million sermons, and read a dozen books, but it will never compare to the reading of the Bible because when we look into the Bible we are looking into God Himself.
That’s why the scripture says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1).
When we read the Word we are reading the only book that God has given to mankind. It is the only book where we see His desires, His likes and dislikes, and His perspective on life.
So, if we want to remember God throughout our day we should start by reading the Word throughout our day. Whenever we get a chance we should pick up the Bible and read it. [Related article: Spending Time Reading the Bible (Common Questions Answered)].
Be consistently spending time with God in prayer
The more we consistently spend time with God, the more He will become real to us in our daily lives.
When we learn to have fellowship with Him on a consistent basis, we are reminded of Him because of two reasons; (1) because of our consistency, and (2) because the Bible promises that when we draw near to God, He will draw near to us (James 4:8).
Imagine having the consistent, daily intention to break away from the people around you whenever you don’t have responsibilities and commitments just to spend time with the Lord in prayer and worship.
If you and I became consumed with the thought of drawing near to God every day through prayer, it would be almost impossible not to remember Him throughout our day. (Related article: 7 Tips to Develop and Maintain a Consistent Prayer Life).
Schedule time to be with the Lord
In addition to the tip I mentioned above, it is also important to schedule time to be with God in order to consistently be with Him.
If you are a normal person then you have a lot to do on a daily basis; you have a job to go to, kids to take care of, a house to clean, errands to run, people to catch up with, appointments to attend to. Life is a busy thing!
But no matter how busy life gets, there needs to be a set time where you spend time with God with no distractions. And by “set time” I mean a time on the clock that you schedule to be with the Lord on that day.
This can be the same time every day, or a different time every day. It really doesn’t matter as long as you know you will be able to give God your undivided attention to just be with Him. (Related article: Spending Time with God Every day: How to do it).
This is crucial because the more you and I fix our eyes on Jesus when we are alone, the easier it will be to fix our eyes on Jesus in public.
Use mundane tasks as reminders to commune with God
Every one of us knows of the mundane tasks that we have to accomplish throughout our day. Taking out the trash, doing the dishes, driving to work, changing diapers, pumping gas, doing laundry, getting the mail, etc.
These tasks are daily and they never end! So why wouldn’t we use them to our advantage and talk to God as we are completing them?
Every one of us probably spends at least an hour a day doing the mundane tasks listed above (if you are a stay-at-home mom triple that) so what a better way to utilize that time and grow in God by talking with Him.
I truly believe this is what the apostle Paul meant when he said, “do all things with prayer and supplication with thanksgiving..” (Phillipians 4:6).
Loading the dishwasher and taking out the trash are in the category of “all things”. So we can replace that verse with, “load the dishes and take out the trash with prayer and supplication with thanksgiving.” (Related article: 7 Tips on How to Spend Time with God Throughout the Day).
Keep coming back to Him throughout your day
One of the most discouraging feelings is when you go for hours in your day without even thinking about God. The first thing we want to do is run and hide as Adam and Eve did after the fall. Don’t do that.
Don’t even get discouraged. Instead, turn it into a moment of rejoicing. Why? Because you remembered God! It might have been a couple of hours gap but you still remembered Him and had the desire to talk with Him.
So, instead of letting the fallen nature consume you with discouragement and unworthiness, lift your hands and thank God that He is faithful to remind you even when you may not remember. Turn it into a moment of thanksgiving as you run right back into His arms.
Listen to worship music on a daily basis
Worship music is a great way to keep our eyes on Jesus throughout our day. It allows us to praise Him and have intimacy with Him through song.
So whenever you get the chance, maybe while you’re driving or getting ready for the day, put on some good worship music and jam out to some Jesus tunes!
Its important to remember that you’re not just singing a song as you would a worldly song because you like the lyrics.
As you sing, focus on the fact that you are singing to the God of the universe. Use the music as a tool to talk to Him and communicate your heart to Him. (Related article: Singing in the Spirit: What it is and How to do it).
There have been many times where I hear a song for the first time and even though I may not know the lyrics, I can still hear the lyrics and talk to Him about the words that are being said because it isn’t about just singing along, it’s about connecting with Him.
Wake up and go to sleep with the Lord
My final tip is to learn to wake up with the Lord and go to sleep with the Lord.
What I mean by this is when its time for you to wake up, start your day by talking with Him. And when its time for you to go to bed, doze off by praying.
I know, you probably feel groggy and still a little tired in the morning, but nonetheless begin your day by talking to Him about the day and thanking Him.
You can do this before you roll out of bed in the morning or after, it really doesn’t make a difference. The main purpose of this is to simply get your focus on Jesus from the moment you open your eyes until the moment you close them.
So many of us get our focus on the news and facebook when we first open our eyes and then we don’t talk to the Lord until two hours later. This should not be the case for followers of Jesus.
Jesus told His followers to “seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness” (Matthew 6:33). Now this doesn’t necessarily mean the first thing in the morning, it just means in everything we do God’s Kingdom comes first in our everyday lives.
However, the principle is still the same: every waking moment, whenever our minds are free from responsibility, we should be communing with Him through prayer and His word. [Related article: How to be with God all the Time (Complete Guide)].
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