re·mem·ber [ri-mem-ber] verb (used with object)1. to recall to the mind by an act or effort of memory; think of again: I'll try to remember the exact date. 2. to retain in the memory; keep in mind; remain aware of: Remember your appointment with the dentist. 3. to have (something) come into the mind again: I just remembered that it's your birthday today. 4. to bear (a person) in mind as deserving a gift, reward, or fee: The company always remembers us at Christmas. 5. to give a tip, donation, or gift to: to remember the needy.
If you are younger (under the age of 50, new new 40 :)...
Or as the Message translation says:
Honor and enjoy your Creator while you're still young, Before the years take their toll and your vigor wanes, Before your vision dims and the world blurs And the winter years keep you close to the fire.
In old age, your body no longer serves you so well. Muscles slacken, grip weakens, joints stiffen. The shades are pulled down on the world. You can't come and go at will. Things grind to a halt. The hum of the household fades away. You are wakened now by bird-song. Hikes to the mountains are a thing of the past. Even a stroll down the road has its terrors. Your hair turns apple-blossom white, Adorning a fragile and impotent matchstick body. Yes, you're well on your way to eternal rest, While your friends make plans for your funeral.
Life, lovely while it lasts, is soon over. Life as we know it, precious and beautiful, ends. The body is put back in the same ground it came from. The spirit returns to God, who first breathed it. Ecclesiastes 12:1-7 The Message
HOW are you remembering Him...honoring and enjoying Him today?
Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:7-8
WHO are your remembering today? What did their faith look like in their life?
If you are over 50...
The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, he will grow like a cedar of Lebanon planted in the house of the Lord, he will flourish in the courts of our God. he will still yield fruit in old age; he shall be full of sap and very green to declare the Lord is upright; He is my Rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him! Psalm 92:12-15
WHAT deeds of the Lord do you remember and proclaim?
...and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, "This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of ME."