Perpetual Present Awareness

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There I was on my knees – praying. I had just read Jeremiah 33:14, “Behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah.” As I considered the time span between the promise made and the promise fulfilled, I was reminded of God’s faithfulness and uttered, “Lord, You have a loooong memory.” Instantly, I was reminded, God does not have a loooong memory but rather an infinite, eternal memory.

For the Lord your God is a merciful God. He will not leave you or destroy you or forget the covenant with your fathers that he swore to them. Deuteronomy 4:31

God never forgets – He cannot forget – His very character is to be perpetually knowing.  This truth is beyond our ability to fathom but not beyond our ability to appreciate.    When you and I remember, we call to mind something that was in the recesses of our mind and bring it to active memory, active present thought. What does it mean that God remembers? There is nothing in the recesses of God’s mind, everything is perpetually in active, present awareness.

Definitions of remember[1] include: 1. To bring to mind or think of again (that’s us); or 2. To keep in mind for attention or consideration (that’s God).

God never forgets any of His promises.  Every single promise is continually in His present awareness.

 I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh. Genesis 9:15 (God’s promise to Noah)

Not one word of all the good promises that the Lord had made to the house of Israel had failed; all came to pass. Joshua 21:45

Blessed be the Lord who has given rest to his people Israel, according to all that he promised. Not one word has failed of all his good promise, which he spoke by Moses his servant. 1 Kings 8:56

Since God is continually aware of His promises, why does it seem God is not hearing you? Why does it seem that He is not keeping His word?  Why does it seem we DO NOT see the fulfillment of His promises in our little corner of earth?

God’s timing is not our timing.  What we mistake as delay or unanswered prayer is more God’s patience and sovereign timing which we cannot see or fathom.  God has an eternal perspective, we have a 24-hour perspective.

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. 2 Peter 3:9

There is peace in knowing that God never forgets a single one of His promises even for a microsecond. He never gets distracted, detained or disenchanted.  God doesn’t have a loooong memory, He has an infinite, eternal memory.  HE WILL KEEP HIS PROMISES in His perfect, sovereign timing.

Ponder that.

Blessings,

Diane

Diane Hunt serves part-time on the staff of America’s Keswick providing ministry support from her home in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at dhunt@americaskeswick.org.

[1] https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/remember accessed 3.16.18

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