Valentine's Day is approaching. For those who have a significant other in your life, do you remember what first drew you to them? I encourage you to go and tell him or her what first impressed you to make a move, start hanging around or eventually pop The Question. Silence for an extended time without a compliment or reassurance of your bond, love and respect for the other acts as a decay on the relationship. I hope there are many characteristics or qualities that you could name off, but I challenge you to narrow it down to your top three and tell them.

Likewise, as a Believer in Christ, I think our relationship with The Lord would improve even more if we did the same recognition. This is NOT returning to your first love after falling away like Revelation 2:1-7 speaks about with the church of Ephesus. This is a remembering and vocal recognition before your beloved Savior of what drew you in the first place and honoring that grace.

I encourage all of us to not be like the Israelites after Gideon died. The Scripture in Judges 8:33-35 records - 

"No sooner had Gideon died than the Israelites again prostituted themselves to the Baals. They set up Baal-Berith as their god and did not remember the Lord their God, who had rescued them from the hands of all their enemies on every side. They also failed to show any loyalty to the family of Jerub-Baal (that is, Gideon) in spite of all the good things he had done for them."

Hopefully, we will not do as the Israelites did - in our relationships with spouse and with God. Because the Israelites did not remember Yahweh, they prostituted themselves to inferior spirit beings. Plus, this forgetfulness influenced how they treated others, especially the family of Gideon. When you want to impress, rekindle the passion, and/or maintain a wonderful relationship - Remember And Tell Them.