Day 13 – Remind God What He Said
“Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that thou mayest be justified.” Isaiah 43:26
Both my family members and my ministry staff have often accused me of forgetting what I said, agreed, or promised. Often they are right. Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of life, I have made a quick decision or impulsively responded to something that after having more time to consider it, I don’t recall why I would have ever made such a decision. Consequently, people have to remind me what I said.
God tells us in His Word to: “Put me in remembrance….” However, unlike me, God does not forget. He tells us to put Him in remembrance to prove that we indeed held on to His promises, took His Word seriously, and still have expectation that He will do it. When we put God in remembrance of what He said, it is proof that we still have faith in His word.
I once heard the late Dr. Myles Munroe say: “I discovered the secret to getting all my prayers answered…I only ask God to do what He has already said that He will do.” In other words, Dr. Munroe was saying to “remind God what He said.” It is important that we pray God’s word back to Him.
Once when King Jehoshaphat was about to be invaded by three armies, he cried unto the Lord and reminded Him that He said if they would “…cry unto thee in our affliction, then thou wilt hear and help” (2 Chron. 20:9). In this prayer, Jehoshaphat was simply reminding God what He had said and promised to Solomon. Moses was able to spare the children of Israel from God’s judgement by reminding God of His promises. Solomon reminded God of His promises to his father David regarding his family.
God also said that we can “reason” (Isaiah 1:8) with Him like Abraham did regarding the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. God is a reasonable God when you remind Him of His Word and remember His promises. He will hear and He will help.
Faith Stretching Exercises:
1. Daily confess and declare before the Lord what He has promised in His Word for you and your family.
2. Look back in your journals or think back to prophetic words that you received or were spoken to you and over you, then remind God of those prophecies.