Exodus 32:11 Then Moses pleaded with the Lord his God, and said: “Lord, why does Your wrath burn hot against Your people whom You have brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand? 12 Why should the Egyptians speak, and say, ‘He brought them out to harm them, to kill them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth’? Turn from Your fierce wrath, and relent from this harm to Your people. 13 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Your servants, to whom You swore by Your own self, and said to them, ‘I will multiply your descendants as the stars of heaven; and all this land that I have spoken of I give to your descendants, and they shall inherit it forever.’ ” 14 So the Lord relented from the harm which He said He would do to His people.

Knowing that God was angry with the Israelites and was about to destroy them, Moses reminded God of His covenant He had with Abraham, Isaac, and Israel. Moses’ reminder of God’s promise caused God to stop His plan of destroying the Israelites. It wasn’t like God forgot His covenant. The covenant just needed someone to activate it.

It’s the same way with God’s promises. If no one activates God’s promises in His Word, those promises will never manifest in the earth. It’s like an ATM card. We can have $1,000,000 in the bank, but if we never activate the card, we can never access the money.

Remind God of what He said. When lack shows up say, “You said, You’re my Shepherd and I shall not want.” When sickness attempts to creep in say, “You said, by His stripes I’m healed.” When chaos is all around us say, “You said, You’re my Protector.” We’re putting pressure on that Word. After reminding God and ourselves of what He said, we can immediately thank Him. We thank Him because we know it’s already done.