OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL SATURDAY 30TH MARCH 2019-REMEMBER ME OH LORD.
And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters assuaged; Genesis 8:1
READ: Exodus 2:23-25
23 And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.
24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.
25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.
When the Bible says that God remembered an individual, a group of people or Covenant, it does not mean that He is forgetful. How can one who created memory forget something? It is impossible for God to forget anything. The phrase “God remembered” simply means that God decided to show Mercy at that point in time. God will show you tender mercy to you today in Jesus’ Name. When the Bible speaks of God remembering Noah in Genesis 8:1, it is referring to the favor that God bestowed upon him. God put Noah in the ark, as there is no way he would have forgotten him there. God follows his own time table for all events in the world. When it was time for Noah to come out of the ark to fulfill his Divine Destiny, God swept into action and Noah and all the creators in the ark where restored to the surface of the Earth. On the other hand, when God decides to abandon an individual, probably as a result of his or her Disobedience to His word, the people of the world will say that God has forgotten him or her, like he did when he left the people off a Ephraim alone to wallow in the terrible consequences of the apostasy in Hosea 4:16-19.
Define remembrance can also mean God rising to fight on behalf of an individual or a nation, in response to their cry, as he did for the children of Israel in today’s Bible reading. God will will remember you and fight for you today in Jesus’ Name. Are you passing through the turbulent waters of life? Since Noah did not perish in the flood you will be divinely remembered, and you will not drown in Jesus’ Name. This is because the Lord made you this promise in Isaiah 43:2:
“When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee:”
Are you experiencing the fire of affliction? God will remember you today in Jesus’ Name. A widow was on the verge both losing everything her husband left behind for her, because a bank came around claiming that her husband owed them a huge sum of money, which she knew nothing about when he was alive. The Lord intervened in such a way that the book of remembrance was divinely opened, and it was discovered that instead of owing a debt, her late husband was actually owed by the bank. At the end of the day, this widow became so rich that poverty became a stranger to her and her children. It is pleasant when God remembers an individual and fights on his or her behalf. Nehemiah understood this, and that was why he prayed that God should remember him for his good works (Nehemiah 13:14). When God remembers your good works, He gives you a sumptuous recompense, like he did to the midwives in Egypt (Exodus 1:17- 20). Do you have any good works you can call on God to remember?
Abba Father, please remember me for good today in Jesus’ Name.
AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE
HYMN 1: THERE SHALL BE SHOWERS OF BLESSINGS
1. There shall be showers of blessing:
This is the promise of love;
There shall be seasons refreshing,
Sent from the Savior above.
Showers of blessing,
Showers of blessing we need:
Mercy-drops round us are falling,
But for the showers we plead.
2. There shall be showers of blessing,
Precious reviving again;
Over the hills and the valleys,
Sound of abundance of rain.
3. There shall be showers of blessing;
Send them upon us, O Lord;
Grant to us now a refreshing,
Come, and now honor Thy Word.
4. There shall be showers of blessing:
Oh, that today they might fall,
Now as to God we’re confessing,
Now as on Jesus we call!
5. There shall be showers of blessing,
If we but trust and obey;
There shall be seasons refreshing,
If we let God have His way.