Hezekiah got a word from the Lord to get his things in order because he was going to die and not live. Hezekiah turns his face to the wall and said “I beseech thee, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.” 2 Kings 20:3
He asked God to Remember him because 1). He walked before the Lord. 2). the Lord in whom he trusted in the truth of God. 3). With a perfect (mature) heart. 4). Done what was right in the sight of God.
We have to put God in remembrance what we have done for the Lord. “Walking before” the means you are in front trusting God and your faith, obedience and believing God, his word and knowing that God’s will and plans are being executed because you put God in remembrance of what you want done.
When we remember means that we recall, recollect, memorize, consider, retain, and learn. When we ask God to remember we want him to do the same things which is remember.
. 2 Kings 20:4-6 And it came to pass, afore Isaiah was gone out into the middle court, that the word of the Lord came to him, saying, Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the Lord, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the Lord . And I will add unto thy days fifteen years; and I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for mine own sake, and for my servant David’s sake
In verses 4-6 of 2 Kings, we read that God changed his mind about Hezekiah dying and will not live. Yes. God remembers and changes his mind. God gave Hezekiah 15 more years to live.
What have you done that causes God to remember?
In Genesis 8:1 And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark.
In Genesis 19:29 ….God remembered Abraham
Also in Genesis 30:22 And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb.
And again in Exodus 2:24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.
God is no respect of person therefore, since God remembered these people he will remember you and me.
It is in those hard, out of control, seems like God is nowhere to be found; when it seem like God is about to cause his wrath or you feel that God has forgotten you just have to do what Hezekiah did:-
1). Cry out to God and to get God to remember that
2). You walked before the Lord and
3). You truth in the Lord
3). With a perfect (mature) heart and
4). Done what was right in the sight of God.
In conclusion, remember to remind God what you have done to change the course of your life, ministry, your walk with the Lord, etc.
As you recall, recollect, memorize, consider, retain, and as it seem that God has forgotten you in the midst of your situation, circumstances, problems and trouble this will causes God to remember you and reverse your journey called life.
Genesis 8:1 And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters assuaged;
Genesis 19:29 And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.
Genesis 30:22 And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb.
Exodus 2:24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.
Numbers 10:9 And if ye go to war in your land against the enemy that oppresseth you, then ye shall blow an alarm with the trumpets; and ye shall be remembered before the Lord your God, and ye shall be saved from your enemies.
Judges 8:34 And the children of Israel remembered not the Lord their God, who had delivered them out of the hands of all their enemies on every side:
Psalm 77:3 I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.
Psalm 78:35 And they remembered that God was their rock, and the high God their redeemer.
Psalm 98:3 He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
Ezekiel 16:43 Because thou hast not remembered the days of thy youth, but hast fretted me in all these things; behold, therefore I also will recompense thy way upon thine head, saith the Lord God: and thou shalt not commit this lewdness above all thine abominations.
Ezekiel 21:24 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Because ye have made your iniquity to be remembered, in that your transgressions are discovered, so that in all your doings your sins do appear; because, I say, that ye are come to remembrance, ye shall be taken with the hand.
Revelation 18:5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.