"If you don't know history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree" -Michael Crichton 

"On October 31 the people assembled again, and this time they fasted and dressed in burlap and sprinkled dust on their heads. Those of Israelites descent separated themselves from all foreigners as they confessed their sins and the sins of their ancestors." (Nehemiah 9:1,2ff) 

The book of Ecclesiastes 3: 15 shows us that whatever happens or can happen has already happened before! That God makes the same thing happen again and again. This certainly taps into the importance of remembering our personal history.  

A personal history is one way of leaving a legacy for descendants to treasure for generations. It is important to retain the accuracy of information when creating your personal history. If you leave it to someone else to create it, he or she can only rely on their memories of you and second-hand stories that may not accurately reflect your life. 

The long summary of God's works engulfed in prayers and speeches reminded the people of Israel of their great heritage and God's promises.  

Remembering our personal history can certainly help us to avoid repeating our mistakes so that we can serve God better.  

As well as reviewing events in our history helps us understand how to enrich our behavior. Our past is a catalyst to our spiritual growth. There is a lot that we learn from our past that helps us to become the kind of people God wants us to be. 

Prayer Today: Heavenly, Father, wash me clean from every error and mistake that has blocked my prayers from receiving answers. I crush down with holy fire, every evil power that vowed to destroy my progress with errors and mistakes. Oh my God, connect me to where my success is. I thank you oh Lord, for answering my prayers and breaking the backbone of errors and mistakes in my life. In the mighty name of Jesus, I pray, Amen.  

Albert Collins Kyeyune