Memo is an informal mean of communicating in writing within various department of the offices of a company. Memo is different from formal letters popularly known as official letter. Formal letter or official letter is always written in a special format. In the format is the address and date of the document on the right-hand side of a letter headed paper. Below these two items on the left side of the paper is the name and addressee of the letter. This followed by the complementary opening greeting “Dear Sir, etc.” Below the opening greeting and in the center is the subject matter of the purpose of the letter. After all these formats, the body of the letter will follow in paragraphs. At the end, the letter will be closed with complementary closing greeting, “Sincerely or Yours faithfully, etc. After the closing greeting, the writer of the letter will sign the letter and in addition he will print his name and his official title.
The memo format is not as tedious as the official letter. You have date on the top right-hand side of a plain paper or office memo paper. This is followed by the Official title of the writer of the memo on the left-hand side. This is followed by the official title of the addressee. Below the addressee and addressor, is the subject matter of the memo. The body of the memo will follow in paragraphs as per the subject matter. There is no open complementary greeting at the beginning and no closing complementary greeting at the end because it is inter-personal communication mechanism within the organization. The addressee or the writer usually append his signature at the end. If you are a trained secretary, you will understand these administrative communicating procedures in an office setting.
At the crossroad in the ministry of Moses, after he had appeared before King Pharaoh to secure the release of the Israelites from their captivity and with a blunt rejection of the king saying, “Who is the Lord that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go.” (Exodus 5:2) That day, the king increased the labor of the Israelites and made life miserable to the entire people of God in Egypt. Moses was of course saddened by the rejection and the ordeal his leadership had brought upon Israelites. Moses came back to God with his verbal memo to report his horrible experience with the king in prayer. He said, “Since I came to Pharaoh to speak in thy name he had done evil to this people, neither has thou delivered thy people at all.”
“And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him,
I am the LORD: and
I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them, and
I have also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers, and
I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage: and I have remembered my covenant.
Wherefore say unto the children of Israel,
I am the LORD, and
I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and
I will rid you out of their bondage, and
I will redeem you with a stretched-out arm, and with great judgments: and
I will take you to me for a people, and
I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and
I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and
I will give it you for an heritage:
I am the LORD. (Exodus 6:2-8)
In this memo of God to Moses, you will notice the official title of God. You will notice the declaration of the new name of God, JEHOVAH, for the first time in the Scripture. All the “I” in the memo denotes the different levels of power, might and authority of Almighty God. It is also an assurance that He can do all things and had never failed. In the first half body of the memo, you can also notice all the great and mighty things that the Lord God Almighty had done in the past. In the second half of the memo, you will notice the seven-point agenda of marvelous things that God is going to do to deliver the Israelites from the hands of her enemies. In this seven-point agenda, the miracle of deliverance and victory of the Lord’s people was declared and documented. The judgment and the defeat of the tyrant king of Egypt that enslaved the people of God was declared and recorded in heaven. God did not give the Israelites new weapon; He did not give Moses a new battle logistic. The only thing that God required of Moses then, was “only believe.” The same is also required us today. “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?” (John 11:40) Lastly, you cannot miss the conspicuous signature of Almighty God in the memo, “I am the LORD.” Beloved, God has spoken. The seal of Heaven had been imprinted approval upon His unchangeable decree. He had the final say concerning the situations of your life. He had already written the memo of His solution concerning your problems. All you need to do is to search for those promises in the manual of life called ‘Bible.’ Endeavor to believe in every detail of the memo. You will receive divine intervention of awesome power of God that will put an end to your problems and sorrows.
Prayer: Oh Lord God Almighty, I humbly received the memo of your divine intervention concerning the issues of my life today. As you had spoken solution to the situations of your people in the land of Goshen, speak salvation, peace, deliverance and victory to my tumult situations in Jesus name, Amen.