"Then those who feared the LORD spoke with one another. The LORD paid attention and heard them, and a book of remembrance was written before him of those who feared the LORD and esteemed his name. They shall be mine, says the LORD of hosts, in the day when I make up my treasured possession, and I will spare them as a man spares his son who serves him." - Malachi 3:16-17
Some people keep their most precious memories written down in a journal. Why? Apart from typical forgetfulness, we are encouraged with the easily read records of those who have shown us personal interest and care. It also reminds us of the importance of those who have loved us and shown friendship when needed. A book of remembrance is a legacy of those who have made a difference.
It's of greater encouragement to faithful followers of the Lord, when we read that He has a book of remembrance. To think, in the busyness of eternity and the consuming work of the kingdom, that our Lord pays attention and records us in a book of remembrance. It's certainly not due forgetfulness, so it must mean that our words and devotion to Him is important. Such is a treasured legacy, recording those who made a difference.
Did you give your all for the Lord this last year? Did words that you spoke lift Him up and promote the Kingdom of God? If there were, He heard them and recorded them in His book of remembrance. Are your New Year plans being built around the work and will of God? Will you speak of Him with boldness and holy devotion? Will you be part of His treasured legacy, by making a difference?