TOP TRUTHS FOR TRUE LIVING-3 Isaiah 49:14-16, Jeremiah 29:11
“But Zion said, ‘The LORD has forsaken me, and my Lord has forgotten me.” “Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, yet I will not forget you. See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me” (Isaiah 49:14-16)
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future, and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11)
Thus far, the Lord has exposed us to three top truths. God posted those truths to:
- Liberate us from all forms of mediocrity, pessimism, and shallow living; and
- Launch us into the realm of genuine, impeccable, and authentic living.
In other words, God’s ultimate intention is that our lives conform to the original.
Let’s rehearse the first 3 truths:
- I am God’s masterpiece
- I am first, a spirit
- I am God’s beloved
Today, I have God’s leading to share two more of such top truths.
- I am in God’s permanent memory
Within the brain are different places where different kinds of information are stored. During the time of Prophet Isaiah, many people in Zion had concluded that God has forsaken and forgotten them. So, God had to send Isaiah to them with a top truth.
I see God sending the same massage to everyone on this platform. God has not forgotten you. He has you in His permanent memory. Friends, associates, neighbors, and siblings can forget you. Not God. You are so special to Him such that He engraved you on the palms of His hands.
It’s going to be your wisdom to always recall this amazing truth: I am in God’s permanent memory. I will not forget you implies a high degree of commitment.
- I am in God’s masterplan
The background to this passage shows that God’s people were in captivity in Babylon. God sent Jeremiah to tell them saying: “I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out- plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for’ (The Message).
You are in God’s thought out plans. You are in His masterplan. He thinks about your welfare, well-being, success, progress, promotion, fruitfulness, breakthroughs, etc.
You are in the centre of God’s agenda. You are not an afterthought. God thinks about you every moment. He’s masterminding everything in your ultimate favor.
Rev Dr Victor O. Oyelowo
Lead Pastor, First Baptist Church, Oke’lerin