Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Day 34: Reminding Him

Remember, I beseech You, the word that You commanded Your servant Moses, saying, “If you transgress, I will scatter you abroad among the nations. But if you turn to Me, and keep My commandments, and do them, though some of you were cast out to the uttermost part of the heaven, yet I will gather them from there, and will bring them to the place where I have chosen to set My name.” (Neh. 1:8-9)

“I have set watchmen upon your walls, O Jerusalem, who shall never hold their peace day or night. You who remind the LORD, do not keep silence, and give Him no rest, until He establishes, and until He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.” (Isa. 62:6-7)

Intercession is not about being clever in our words; it is more about reminding God of what He has already said.

What greater inspiration and fuel for our faith and our prayers could there be than all the wonderful promises He has made? Nehemiah understood that by appealing to God’s own words he was appealing to His integrity, compassion and faithfulness. Years before, the Holy Spirit had urged those who love Jerusalem to “bother” God by reminding Him of His promises toward the city.

Father, we have received an abundance of wonderful prophetic promises from You – words from the Holy Spirit and awesome declarations from Your written Word. Together, we remind You in faith of what You have promised to do in us and through us. Let nothing fail of all You have said! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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