9 Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them. (NIV)
God offers us a warning so that we may be careful to guard our spiritual health, pay close attention to it, nurture it, grow it and never forget our spiritual experiences. This is a warning that I have not always paid any attention to and discovered through much personal loss of the truth it holds.
To preserve my spiritual health I have found it important to spend time in God’s Word with regular reading as well as time of in depth study and discovery of just what God has for me. A time of regular prayer is also vital since it’s how we communicate with our Father. A time to share concerns for others, issues of the world, and personal issues as well as being sure to listen for His voice of encouragement, direction and pure love. Attending church on a regular basis cannot be underestimated either. It’s where I can worship and praise Him with fellow believers, learn from His Word and the shared experiences of the congregation.
God has so richly blessed my life since pleading for forgiveness of my sins and returning to the spiritual life I had set aside for too long. I have experienced miracles in and around my life, been uplifted emotionally, received provision, peace and love through His grace and mercy. These life experiences with God are to be shared, shared so that all can know how God is working, how He will be there for all that repent and come to Him.
This verse is a warning yes, but one that encourages us to be active in our spiritual health, to take our temperature. Just like our physical health there are things we can and must do to remain healthy.
Sharing His Spirit! tRP