Isa.49:14-16 “Yet Jerusalem says, “The Lord has deserted us; the Lord has forgotten us.” “Never! Can a mother forget her nursing child? Can she feel no love for the child she has borne? But even if that were possible, I would not forget you! See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands.Always in my mind is a picture of Jerusalem’s walls in ruins.” God is saying a mother forgetting her a sucking child is an impossible situation. However, even if that were possible, that a mother will feel no love for her child. God says He will not forget you because He has inscribed you on the palm of His hands. One day, as I was going leaving the house, my cook said ‘Sir, you have not paid my salary’. It was a season of fasting and he had been redundant, not really doing anything. I actually forgot and it is not a good thing.
When he told me that, I felt so bad, and I apologized and then tried to make a joke. I said to him, ‘Can’t you just forget your salary for a month?’ He had this respectful smile on his face of, ‘If I catch you, forget what?’ So, I assured him that once the fast is done, I will sort him out. As I got into the car, the Holy Spirit said to me, “You are My prized possession. You are the reward of My sacrifice on the cross of Calvary. I worked for you. So, I cannot forget you.” The cook worked for one month, he did not shed any blood or cook any food, yet he did not forget his salary, his reward. Jesus went to the cross for you and laid his life down for you. How can He forget you? He breathes you. He says you are the apple of His eyes. If there is one thing you take away from this devotional today let it be this truth; you are too precious to God to be forsaken or forgotten. The God of heaven is saying to you, I can never forget you.
There are two dimensions to open heavens. The first dimension has to do with Collective Heaven. The collective heaven has to do with the airspace over a location, or over a group of people that can either be opened or closed. Matt.5:45 “In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike.” God causes it to rain upon the good and the evil; they are in the same collective space therefore what happens to them will be consistent. Even in the collective space, God can bring collective differentiation. For instance, in Egypt, there was a place called Goshen where the children of God were. While there was light in Goshen, the heavens of Goshen were opened, there was darkness everywhere else in Egypt. Ex.10:21& 23 “… the land of Egypt will be covered with a darkness so thick you can feel it… But there was light as usual where the people of Israel lived.” I pray that your family will be that Goshen; even if there is a challenge on your street, there will be light in your house, in the Mighty Name of Jesus.
Prayer: Father, let Your love be the distinguishing factor in my life, in Jesus Name. Amen!