PASTOR SOLA AKANDE
As time rolls by and dreams and desires appear distant away from realization, anxiety and despair sets into the heart. It is the ember month. Hopes and expectations are either high or dashed and lost. Since the beginning of the year, we all engage on a journey to achieve one thing or the other. Some are small and others big. Some already achieved while others hoped for. In the midst of these are people who after praying for so long gradually conclude God has forgotten them. Nope, the Lord does not forget His own. Be rest assured that the Lord will remember you. Better things happen when the year gradually comes to an end. The reason is that the best is always reserved for the last. He is the God of the first and the last; the God of the early hour and the eleventh hour also. There is no time our God can’t show up in the scene. The truth is He shows up the time most appropriate and suiting to His own.
Psa 121:4 Behold, he that keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
Psa 65:11 Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness.
2 Sam 10:1-13: 1 And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan’s sake? 2 And there was of the house of Saul a servant whose name was Ziba. And when they had called him unto David, the king said unto him, Art thou Ziba? And he said, Thy servant is he. 3 And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may shew the kindness of God unto him? And Ziba said unto the king, Jonathan hath yet a son, which is lame on his feet. 4 And the king said unto him, Where is he? And Ziba said unto the king, Behold, he is in the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, in Lodebar. 5 Then King David sent, and fetched him out of the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, from Lodebar. 6 Now when Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, was come unto David, he fell on his face, and did reverence. And David said, Mephibosheth. And he answered, Behold thy servant! 7 And David said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy father’s sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually. 8 And he bowed himself, and said, What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am? 9 Then the king called to Ziba, Saul’s servant, and said unto him, I have given unto thy master’s son all that pertained to Saul and to all his house. 10 Thou therefore, and thy sons, and thy servants, shall till the land for him, and thou shalt bring in the fruits, that thy master’s son may have food to eat: but Mephibosheth thy master’s son shall eat bread always at my table. Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants. 11 Then said Ziba unto the king, According to all that my lord the king hath commanded his servant, so shall thy servant do. As for Mephibosheth, said the king, he shall eat at my table, as one of the king’s sons. 12 And Mephibosheth had a young son, whose name was Micha. And all that dwelt in the house of Ziba were servants unto Mephibosheth. 13 So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: for he did eat continually at the king’s table; and was lame on both his feet.
When the Lord remembers you four things will happen:
- A blessing is about to happen to you. Gen 8:1, 30:22.
- You are about to be visited and a new chapter of your life opened.
- The covenant is remembered and enacted. God does not remember people because of themselves but for the covenant. Gen 2:24.
- Men will remember you. If you are not divinely remembered neither will men remember you.
When the Lord begins to remember you, He will cause things to begin to work for you. He can even use your enemies to fulfill the scriptures of promise in your life. God will always show up if you don’t give up. When you are traveling with the multitude be careful because the journey of the multitude does not have direction.
Perhaps your life is in a similar condition like Mephibosheth’s, and you have been relegated to Lodebar (a land of forgetfulness). Trust God friend, He will surely show up if you will surely trust Him. No human connection is useful and helpful except divine connection with the Lord. Do not trust the arm of flesh, it will fail you and leave you greatly depressed. You may not be counted among the abled like Mephibosheth. It does not limit God because He does not require your ability to bless you. You will be divinely remembered because there is a covenant over your life as a Christian.
When it is hottest in your life, then He shows up. But why should He wait till it is hottest? He does this so that all praise and glory can be to Him alone. He is a miracle working God. His silence is not absence. When God remembers you it is total. Irrespective of your position on the queue, He can turn things around to get to you.
When he remembers you the following will happen:
- He will do justice on your behalf.
- He will restore you.
- He will grant you honour to dine at the king’s table.
- You become a blessing
Believe the Lord’s report today and it shall be well with you. He is coming through for you irrespective of the hour or season. God likes surprises; He will surprise you joyfully in Jesus name. Amen.
God bless you.