As we go through some things, God wants us to remember some thing. And it is really very simple. He said, “Remember my Word. Remember the Word you heard Me speak.” That Word, God’s Word, what He has personally spoken to you, may very well be the only thing that will propel you forward.
I found myself recently at a standstill. We all struggle with things especially our faith sometimes and when my husband saw me struggling with mine, he said, simply, “You either believe God or you don’t.” I myself have said that a time or two and even posed it as a question to others. But those words had an anointing on them because then just a day or so later I heard God say Himself, “Either you believe Me or you don’t.” And it caused me to really consider it. And get this, there I was “considering” it and found myself at a standstill. And how many of you know that if you are standing still you are not moving on. Huh? That’s right God said. He said to me, “You are standing still because you’re considering what I told you instead of simply believing it.” And that hit me real hard and I had to repent.
And once I did, the Lord reminded me of a Bible Study I shared years ago called, “But Lord, You Said.” And with it I was reminding the people to speak and to declare God’s Word over whatever it is that might have had them bound, that God would hear them say it. And that’s it, God wants us to remind Him of His Word and His promises. And little did I know that as I was in this standstill mode God kept speaking into my spirit, reminding me of His Word. “Only believe. That’s what I said. Not one Word has ever fallen to the ground. Every promise I have made to you has been yea and amen.” Even in my current state of mind, God was yet there, reminding me of His promises. And He told me that if I would just go back and read my journal then I would be reminded of Who He is and what He has spoken to me. That I would be reminded of the many times that I myself have encouraged others about His faithfulness. He said, “Either you believe Me or you don’t.” He said, “Read it My child and bring my Word before Me. It cannot return to me void. It WILL NOT return to me void. If I have spoken something to you, you have to believe that I shall bring it to pass. It will happen.”
And then He made me remember the Bible Study, and I say remember because I tell you, usually, for the most part, when God shares a Word with me to share with others, I write it down. It’s in one of my notebooks, somewhere. But for this purpose, God would not let me find this particular Word. He said, “No you are going to have to remember this. You are going to have to recall to your mind My goodness.” He said, “My Word I have hidden in your heart that you might not sin against Me. There are times when you won’t have the time to go and read it, you just need to remember some things.” All I could say was OUCH. And then He went on, and He said, “You need to get in My Word and bring it before Me. You tell Me what it says and I shall do it.” And as much as I went around the house, looking everywhere for this (still) I could not find it. And I had no choice but to comply. (His goodness brings you to repentance, that’s a promise too. Just so you know).
So my friends, God wants you to know this today just as He wanted me to know…. don’t forget what He has spoken to you. Don’t forget the Word you heard, in church, on a CD, on the radio, out of the mouth of a babe or a stranger… don’t forget what was spoken into your spirit as you read the Bible. It’s the Word of God and it’s full of His promises and that is what we need to remember when something has us standing still.
Now I don’t mean standing still, waiting on the Lord. There are times we must be still. Because the Bible says to stand still and see the salvation of the Lord. It says to be still and know that He is God. But that is a different kind of stillness. That’s a knowing in your spirit that everything is going to be okay. That as He promised, all things work together for the good for those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose. That’s the standing still that you know how to do, after you get out of your standstill. Hallelujah! But when we find ourselves standing still "considering things", we need to remember what God spoke to us in whatever form and remind Him of it.
When you are sad and find yourself crying, remind God, but Lord You Said, I could “cast my care upon You because You care for me. You said that You would turn my mourning into dancing. When people are troubling you (and we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities and the powers of darkness) but when you are troubled, you remind God, but Lord You Said “no weapon formed against me shall prosper and every tongue that rises up against me I shall condemn.” Lord, You said it.
When you seem to be broke, and you don’t know where to turn, remind God of His Word, but Lord You said, “You shall supply all my need according to Your riches and glory by Christ Jesus.” I have never seen the righteous forsaken nor His seed begging for bread. When you are sick in your body and pain tries to take over, you tell the Lord, but You said Lord, “You are the Lord God that heals me.” When you seem to be all alone and it feels like no one cares, you remind God, but Lord, You said “You will never leave me nor forsake me.” When your children are acting up AND OUT of the will of God, you remind God, you know what, Lord, my child is acting up, but You said Lord, “My children are a heritage from You and because I delight in Your Word, my children shall be mighty in the earth.”
When chaos is all around you and you find yourself afraid, remind the Lord, You said Lord, a thousand may fall at my side and ten thousand at my right hand, but it shall not come near me. When you feel threatened by the swine flu or anything else, remember God said, “no evil shall befall you, nor any plague will come near your dwelling.” He said it. Remind Him of it.
God told me to remind Him of His Word. But first I have to believe it. Believe Him. He is not a man that He should lie. Neither the son of man that He should repent. Has He said and shall He not do it? Or has He spoken and shall He not make it good? Yeah He will! Remind God of the Word He has spoken to you. And let that be enough to keep you moving forward knowing that He will do exactly what He said He will do. God said it, remember. You only need to remind Him of it.
God is good. And He is yet real.
A servant of the Lord,