Lessons I am Learning Lesson #4

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Lesson #4
When our memories fail us. God will remind us of the truth! This is good news!
But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. John 14:26
Reading this passage gave me restored hope for my mom.  After telling her the same things several times, I can get so down. When I read these words of Jesus my hope is restored.
I have been praying this truth over her. The Holy Spirit will remind you of everything that Jesus has said.  It may not make her memory of everyday tasks any better, or her ability to remember what she ate for breakfast, or what we talked about 10 minutes ago. It will however solidify some important truths.
Truths that Jesus wanted all of us to remember
He gives us rest
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:28-29
He gives us Peace
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27
He gives us Joy
These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. John 15:11 
He gives us Life
 I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.  The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. John 10:9-10
He gives us Power to Overcome
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5
I am praising God for these reminders today. God loves my mom so much that He sent His Holy Spirit to speak these words of Jesus to her very soul.  God is so good to us!


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The Lessons that i am Learning Lesson #3

The Lord makes
It’s the place that makes sense to me, there I can put things in order.
Do you have a place like that? The spot where you feel safe and things make sense.  Where everything has a place?
Yesterday sitting with my mom at the rehab hospital, we talked about the place that she feels safest -her apartment. She went in and out of confusion about where she currently is staying.  The rehab hospital is not familiar to her. The room is not familiar, the people are not familiar ,the hallways are not familiar, it’s not home. 
Watching her try to make sense out of something that makes no sense to her is excruciating. Tears began falling from her eyes. “I can’t wrap my mind around it, it doesn’t make sense to me. I want to go downstairs and see my friend Dale”, She cried. In her confusion she couldn’t understand where she was and why she was there. After explaining to her that downstairs was different here than in her apartment she looked at me with utter confusion pleading, “I want to go home, it’s the place that makes sense to me!”  I so wish that would be the best place for her, but right now where she is, is the best place. It breaks my heart a little each time.
Lesson #3 
The things that make sense in my life are thrones that create order and peace
God’s Word
His Spirit
Jesus
The body of Christ
Worship
When these things are part of my life it has a rhythm and everything is in order. Only then do things make sense to me. In these moments it is when God intervenes into my life and I have peace.
Without these, nothing makes sense to me.
Thanks mom for another lesson that I learned from you.


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