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  • Betty A. Burnett

"Don't Forget Where You Came From!



The Spirit of God is Our Helper


When I finish with a series of messages, sometimes it is not revealed to me what I’m to write next. So, in communicating with the Holy Spirit, this is what the conversation is: “I won’t write until there is an answer or prompting from You. Then, all of a sudden, He gives me my answer, it could be for one message or several more. I could be in bed, in the bathroom or wherever, it does not matter. Because there are pens and notepads close by, I will start jotting down what is being told to me.



Today, the message will be “Lest We Forget.” This is in reference to people of God forgetting how it was and is God who causes them to prosper, get wealth, and so on. It is evident that many people think they accomplish what they do on their own. Let me remind you of the scripture that says: I am the vine; you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing (John 15:5).


Many scriptures in the Old Testament do not apply to us today, however, the principle is the same “when your heart is lifted up, and you forget the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day” (Deuteronomy 8:14, 18).



So, my friends, family, brothers and sisters, please don’t get big-headed because whatever you accomplish, or even your career, should be Spirit led, because God has the perfect plan for each of His children’s lives.


This is an example of doing things on our own, rather than seeking the Lord for guidance. A nurse suggested that I would go to nursing school. I went and during my clinical work, I quit. Later I knew that was not the career that was in God's plan for my life.



As I look back and search things over, it is so clear as to why we should allow the Lord to order our steps (Psalm 119:133). Even with that being so, we should still be careful not to get big-headed.




When we allow the Lord to guide our steps, we won’t fall and stumble. But we veer off course that does not change God’s love for us. Get on course and continue to move forward with the Holy Spirit’s help. 


~ Betty A. Burnett ~


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