Daily Impact with Rev. Yemi Graceman Aduloju

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Daily Impact: 20th August 2023
Topic: The Answer 
Text:1 Samuel 1:9-10&19

So Hannah arose after they had finished eating and drinking in Shiloh. Now Eli the priest was sitting on the seat by the doorpost of the Tabernacle of the LordAnd she was in bitterness of soul and prayed to the Lord and wept in anguish.  Then they rose early in the morning and worshipped before the Lord, and returned and came to their house at Ramah. And Elkanah knew Hannah his wife, and the Lord remembered her.

The second way God answers prayers is by divine remembrance. Divine remembrance is another way by which God answers. You are divinely remembered when your prayers are answered. Please note, God does not forget anybody, even when you can’t trace Him in your life, in your situation, or matter. There are times in a man’s life that he cannot trace God. At such times, God is not lost. God has not traveled. He hasn’t gone anywhere. You can’t trace him, but please trust Him. When you can’t trace God, trust him. When you can’t trace him, wait for him and wait on him. He does not forget anybody. Even when you can’t trace Him, He will turn your situation around for you. He remembers.

Hannah had gone to Shiloh every year with her husband and was trusting God for the fruit of the womb. Hannah had prayed every year at the convention.  Hannah was always praying. But this particular year,  Hannah prayed again. Her voice was not heard. The priest thought she was drunk but she replied that she was only pouring out her heart to God. The priest replied that the Lord will grant her according to her desire and petition, Hannah returned home with a change of countenance. She was no longer sad.  Elkanah, Hannah’s husband knew her and God remembered her, Hannah became pregnant because God remembered her. And so I concluded that things happen in your life because you are divinely remembered.

If a man is not remembered, he continues to languish in his situation. Don’t forget Joseph. Joseph was not remembered by the butler. So he continued two more years in prison until the Lord remembered Joseph and the Lord touched the heart of the butler to remember him. The butler said, oh, I remember my fault today, I had forgotten a young man in prison. Now I remember him. God will cause those whom he had prepared to help you, to assist you, to remember you. Somebody you have helped, assisted, or worked for many years ago, will remember you and reach out to you. It is God answering your prayers by way of divine remembrance, compelling people to remember you and assist you, remembering your situation, and bringing about a change as it happened for  Hannah.

Now, the question I like to ask is what will God remember?
If you want God to remember you, what are the things that God will remember?
1. God will remember your prayers and entreaties.
He will remember your prayers. In Acts of the Apostles 10:4, God remembered the prayers of Cornelius. The angel told Cornelius, your prayer has come up for a memorial before God. Your prayers and your alms. God has remembered your prayers. And so there is no prayer that is a waste. No entreaty is a waste. So don’t stop praying. Even if you appear not to be remembered now, even if you can’t trace God in your life now, don’t stop praying. God is a prayer answering God. He will answer your prayers. He will remember your prayers. He remembered Cornelius’ prayers and God reached out to him. What will God remember to bring about your transformation?

2. He will remember your seed and your sacrifice. In Psalm 20:3, the word of God says the Lord will remember your sacrifice and your seed. He said, May he remember all your offerings and accept all your burnt sacrifice. God remembers your seed, your offering, and your sacrifice. That’s why Paul told us in Galatians 6:7, that do not be deceived. God is not mocked. He cannot be mocked for whatever a man sows that he will also reap. So God remembers your seed, your offering, and your sacrifice. You won’t do that in vain. Your offering is never in vain. Your sacrifice is never in vain. God remembers and He will remember and give you a bountiful harvest, whatever a man sows, that also he will reap.

3. God will remember your services. Serve the Lord. I plead with you to serve the Lord. No service in God’s kingdom will ever be in vain. God remembers your services. Serve the Lord your God, He will bless and He will reward. When it appears that you can’t trace God, keep serving him. When it appears your needs or desires or your prayers are not being answered, don’t stop serving God. God will remember your services. Don’t forget. When Hezekiah was sick unto death and God sent the prophet to tell him he would die, Hezekiah turned to the wall and began to pray to the Lord, remember now.
And he began to mention his services to God. He produced his cause for why God should remember and turn things around. What will God remember about you? Do you have any service or services that God should remember?

4. He remembers your faithfulness. You have to serve God faithfully. Be faithful unto the Lord. He remembers your faithfulness. In Daniel 6:4, the Bible says that the governors and satraps sought to find some charge against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find no charge or fault, because he was faithful; nor was there any error or fault found in him.  He was faithful. Daniel was faithful to his God and he was faithful to the kingdom. Be faithful. God remembers your faithfulness.
Faithfulness does not seem to pay at first, but it pays at last. Have you been employed to work somewhere? Be faithful where you are working. Do you serve under a master? Under a leader? Be faithful under that leader.
Unfaithfulness is cancer that robs a man of his blessings and that shuts the ears of God to the prayers of a man. Daniel was faithful so much that even when he was thrown into the lions, then the faithfulness of Daniel to God and the kingdom and the King spoke on his behalf and the lions could do him no
harm. Remember what Daniel told the king since no fault was found in me, and God has found me faithful, so he has sent his angel else to shut them out of the lions. Be faithful. God remembers your faithfulness.

5. God remembers your labour and your efforts. They will not be in vain. God remembers all your labours and all your efforts in this kingdom. Your labour, the works of your hands will never be in vain. What do you do that you want God to remember to bless your labour? Your efforts will be remembered.

6. God remembers His covenant with his people. May the Lord remember His covenant with you. May He have respect to the covenant and may he bless you.

Prayer Focus
1. Father. Remember me and let me be remembered in the name of Jesus. I know I have not been forgotten because you do not forget anybody. Remember me, O God, and let me be remembered.

2.  Father, compel the man you have assigned to help me to remember me in the name of Jesus. Father, I pray you will compel the man you have assigned to bless and to help me to remember me in Jesus’ precious name.
3. Father, remember my supplication. Do not forget my seed. Remember my offerings. Let my prayers, my seed, my sacrifices, and my offerings come up for a memorial before you.
4. Father, let me enjoy the blessings and the benefits of your covenant today. Have respect to your covenant. Remember your covenant over my life and destiny.

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