Remembering Whose We Are

At different times in this life, we tend to forget things ~ a person’s name, an event, directions, etc. The human mind is not always under our own control. As we age, time can take its toll on our memory.

As I am nearing my eightieth birthday, losing my memory is not what I want to think about. Still vivid in my mind are those years of caring for my mother, who died at the age of 92 after suffering through years of dementia.

This experience left me with many things to consider, which we have published in our books. For this article, one thing is on my mind.

It is to remind and encourage God’s children to spend time with Him ~ quality time ~ every day, getting to know our heavenly Father through His Word, Jesus Christ,  and communion in His Spirit; and to teach your children.

“For the word of God is quick, and powerful,
and sharper than any twoedged sword,
piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit,
and of the joints and marrow,
and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
Hebrews 4:12

When we are unable to think or speak as we normally do, we naturally go into default mode ~ deferring to the things in which we are rooted and grounded.

“That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith;
that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
 may be able to comprehend…” 
Ephesians 3:17

What has been established in our hearts and minds is our one hope that brings us through times of uncertainty. Filled with His truth and grace, we can be assured that we are in His care ~ wrapped in His glory, forever.

My prayer at this stage is that the Lord will keep me filled with His grace, surrounded by His love, caring for me. Even when I forget everyone else and my own mechanisms fail, I pray to remember whose I am as a witness to others of His grace ~ for His glory.

Dear Father, show us who you are,
that we may remember whose we are.
In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Fran

Suggested Reading: First Things That Last Forever;
The Garden of God’s Word
What the Holy Bible Says about The Word of God
Child Keeping: God’s Blessing to Parents

10 thoughts on “Remembering Whose We Are

  1. Thanks, Fran. Good thoughts. Lukewarm and self-confident believers who are not “rooted and grounded” in the Lord will be tossed to and fro amidst the inevitable physical and mental challenges in the future.

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  2. Reblogged this on Truth in Palmyra and commented:
    In my work, a sizable portion of the folks I work with have dementia. Of course, Fran, having lived it you know that often those folks can remember quite complex things from their life based on how important that thing was. If it ever happens to me, I sure hope one of the things I remember is my God and His work in my life. So, when I reach that point where I can only recall and tell a few things, that will be one of them. Great post, Fran, thanks for it.

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    1. Wally, thank you for your comments and your reblog. In other articles on the subject of memory, we speak of the importance of others being part of our memory process. All God’s children need each other to help each other remember. Blessings to you and yours.

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