~Dementia~


In her dream, there was a picturesque village
And a big house with a garage
There was a wedding dress in the closet
And five exquisite pairs of shoes
There were also two little boys
Running helter skelter like they owned the place...

In her dream, there was the shadow of a woman
Cast on the bedroom wall
It seemed as though this woman's shape was hers
But she could not see her face clearly
Just as she could not remember who she was 10 years ago...
.
She was once somebody great
But she could not remember who she was
She was lost in a different body
Trapped in a different soul
Confined in a different jail

She heard footsteps behind her
She looked back suddenly
But there was no one chasing her
Maybe it was the ghost of her past
Or maybe just a figment of her imagination
Yet, she knew she was once someone great
Only, she could not remember exactly who she was

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Most times, we don't remember. Most times, the glory comes into our lives, but then it fades away again. Because we fail to remember how it felt. Sometimes, I even fear to leave the physical gathering of believers because I don't want to forget what I heard in that place. I don't want to forget the message, or the powerful vibes that passed through me like fierce electric currents. I don't want to forget the anointing that flowed like a river overstepping its boundaries. But sometimes I forget...

They say people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. They should already know that they live in glass houses, so they must try as much as they can not to carry stones in their jeans pockets. In the same fashion, if you have ever seen God do any great and phenomenal thing in your life, family's or friend's, then don't carry in your pocket stones that will serve as counterfeits to these testimonies...or stones that will make you forget what God has done, or who He really is...
.

You must always remember the child of whom you are, and must flee from the schemes of a demented mind. Keep remembering who you are, even until your very last breath. Let nothing steal your precious memory from you, not even famine, pestilence, or sword. Yes, YOU are the child of a king...no longer a slave. You have been freed from the chains of dementia, and now you have the liberty to remember His glory.

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40 comments:

Danny Bagucci said...

Hmm -- envy you peeps whose "God connection" seems to be so very alive...

Can't remember when I last woke up wanting t pray.. at least a couple of years at least... And sommetimes when I get myself quiet, i really realize how seriously I've blown my life almost.. Hopefully there's still mercy and hope for moi...

Jaycee said...

Hi Danny...this thing that you called the "God connection" is ready to get you all tangled up again. All you have to do is "remember" how it felt to wake up and pray...if you did it before, you can do it again. It's never too late for anything...*wink*

darkelcee said...

thank you dear!

Chukbyke.Okey,C. said...

"....Stones in my jeans pockets....?"
Don't we need some of it to defend his temple?
Can faith alone do it?
Thanks for this nice teaching.
Charles (Roma-Italia)

NoLimit said...

This is like a wake up call for me(us)...the truth is sometimes...I(we) forget and lose the plot...but thank God for His mercies...He reminds us of who we are ...wakes us up from our slumber...with a "slap" if that is necessary to jolt us back to reality..

OluwaDee said...

But sometimes I forget...

I have been reading 2Sam 22, over and over so I don't 4get.

talesandtallies said...

I can't even begin to say the truth of how this touched me because I'm longing for that connection. I remember what it feels like, and I want it back... you can't fake it I think. It's OK to stray off sometimes but it sucks to be totally out of tune.

~Mimi~ said...

True talk!!

:( sometimes we forget..and its so painful, to ourselves and to Him. when i'm in that place of forgetfulness and I feel Him tugging at my heart to come back into His Presence for a bit to remind me, I feelbad, but then I go anyway cos I know HE WILL REMIND ME and HE DOES!

Kafo said...

hmmmmmm can we really stop our brain from forgetting?

does time take it's toll on all of life experiences???

i dunno
still thinking this one thru

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

I must never forget.........

Shubby Doo said...

my goodness i started ready this and thought this is my dream...then i continued and thought may i never get lost in my dream...may i never 4get that my guiding light is God in heaven. may his countenance always shine down upon me and show me the way. Amen.

Beyond said...

I had once forgotten aw i feel and aw it was done but now am back on track and praying n working on staying on track.....

nevender said...

Wow, beautifully writ.

Pastor Prince challenges us to keep reminding ourselves, to keep reading, to keep praying. He puts it like this:

"Yesterday's chicken rice will not satisfy you today."

We need to keep eating.

Alas, how we forget! But thanks be to God who works in us.

Freedom from dementia...God be our guide!!

I am so loving this blog!!

simeone said...

like life of a stranger...i must never forget....flesh will not help remember and stay in that glory so i have to watch flesh....
i think i've slipped into the dementia..one time too many....
i recieve grace to not slip anymore..
thanks jaycee,...bless ur heart..

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

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Debbie said...

True, we sometimes forget who we are. knowing who we are in Christ keeps us stable and helps us weather the storms of life.

Lovely words.

poeticallytinted said...

Lovely poetry. You, my dear, have got a VIVID imagination. well done.

Jaycee said...

Darkelcee...you're welkie. I need to redeem myself on your bloggie...muah!

Chukbyke...we do need stones to "build" his temple, but not to defend it. I actually think faith can do it o...what saith thou? :)

Nolimit...loll...and that slap is usually not a funny slap! It's like sitting in a congregation and you know the preacher is talking about you...lol. Annoying, but good! Wake-up call...we all need that jerk once in a while, if not every day!

Oluwadee...na so we see am o. Thank you so much for the email. You're sowing good seeds in my life...muah!!!

Talesandtallies...I loved it when you said "I want it BACK!" And darling, you're gonna get it BACK! Enough is enough o...abeg! I don't want you to be out of tune...

Mimi...there was one day that the message preached at service was "Work in Progress." After that day, I didn't feel bad to be reminded of something by God, because I know I'm not yet perfect and a "work-in-progress." Thank God for being a Master Potter who chooses to mold us like clay, time and time again...

Kafo...you see, we may not be able to stop ourselves from forgetting, but we can keep reminding ourselves. It's like constantly evaluating yourself to see whether or not you've achieved your goals...do u get? :) Let me know your final thoughts on this one shweets!!! I checked out your "dropped list" yesterday...:)

the life of a stranger...as in, for real!

Shubby...I really love that prayer, "May His countenance always shine upon you," AMEN!!!! :)

Beyond...one of the best things in life is being able to evaluate your standing with God. If it's bad, then you can get back up again. I'm inspired by your comment.

Nevender...yesterday's chicken will not satisfy you today...lollll...I dig that!

Simeone...you're welkie. It's always a battle between the flesh & the spirit, innit? :)

Debbie...so elaborately spoken..

Poeticallytinted...aw, thank God for that *wide grin* Please have yourself a fabulous day!!!! :)

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

lol........

Jaycee. I should have a decent comment lol..

adebanji said...

Great Insight!- I pray I remember who I am and who I am suposed to be!

Remi, United Kingdom said...

Hey girl awesome, just awsome.. I pray I always remember who I am and who I am supposed to be, no matter the storm or wind blowing.
Okay I will say it again and keep saying it again oh.. when are you writing this book!?!?!?!!? :-))))

have an awesome weekend luv.

lotta luv...

nnamdi said...

nice interesting piece!!!

naijalines said...

Yes o. I am indeed the child of a king. Thank you:-)

James Tubman said...

couldnt see the picture but i definately get the message

thanx for stoping by

OKEY.CC said...

Yes, faith can do wonders. ...just believe..
However,the downthroden/oppressed by some fellow with big stones in their pockets,how do we get about that? The jericho wall system?

~ScotchBiscuits~ said...

You, you are such an inspirer!! inspiration?!! I can't even pick a word!! Thank You!!

~Sirius~ said...

This Post is heaven sent. Sometimes all we need is a reminder.......

Jinta said...

very appropriate. thank you for the reminder

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

"YOU are the child of a king...no longer a slave. You have been freed from the chains of dementia, and now you have the liberty to remember His glory."

Amin!

Thank you!

Kemi PenĂ©lopĂȘ said...

Cece Winans is an amazing singer...
that song Waging War is truly a powerful song.

I am believing God has us in His plan this year and next. He definitely will grant us our wish when it is the right time and when the glory will go only to Him. It seems impossible but we will just hold onto that dream until reality..

*I think I will save myself from a lot of headache if I only remember 'Who I am?' and 'Whose I am?'*

...everytime I visit this blog it just has me thinking...[good thinking]

aloted said...

hmm forget not the mercies of the lord.

am with Mimi on this...being feeling a tug in my heart lately...

Neers said...

god, i feel that way so many times...!


p.s: jaycee, me getting married, babe, next month... and inviting you! :)

Aphrodite said...

I am trying very hard to remember...

doug said...

Inspiring...truly inspiring. You just got one more fan.

Vera Ezimora said...

It's so easy 2 forget. It's so, so easy.

I love this!

yankeenaijababe said...

Ya so rite about this post. It could be so easy to forget. I always love your writing. Really the best in blog so far. How are you doing? Been busy with school.

rethots said...

Jaycee...........'ssup?

Jaycee said...

Life of a stranger...lolll @ not leaving a decent comment. You cobalized yourself! *giggles*

Adebanji...I pray we all remember. In life, we get some useless deceiving thoughts sometimes, and in a subtle way, we forget!

Rems...hey dearie...my own person! May God's will be done in my life o...I'm clueless! :)

Nnamdi...thank u so much.

Naijalines...YES, you are. I'm glad this post reminded you of who you are.

James Tubman...the picture is a black and white painting of a woman with piercing eyes. I'm glad you understood the message...:)

Jaycee said...

Okey...I'm not sure I totally understand your question, but if you mean "what if people already have stones in their pockets?" I'd say, yes, the Jericho wall system can be utilized. The stones should be used to demolish unnecessary negative thoughts, and then build up more positive walls.

ScotchBiscuits...thank God o...I feel like eating scotch biscuits now, all because of you!!! LOL.

Sirius...yes, we all need the reminder. Sometimes the things I write are results of reminders about myself. Wake-up calls...nudges from God. "Jaycee, don't you remember this Word?"

Jinta...yayyyy! You IS back. Can u tell my excitement?

Mama bomboy...you're very welcome. Give kisses to the babies for moi! *wink*

Kemi Penelope...yes, Cece is an amazing singer! I concur! I'm glad you're saving yourself the headache...abeg, don't stress out my sister! Lol. I'm glad we can just remember that we're God's children, and His plans for us are good, not bad. These reminders help, especially when we're trying to weather our current storms!

Aloted...wow, a tug on your heart is definitely a good thing. May God keep using vessels to speak to you...

Jaycee said...

Neers...I am so excited and elated for you. Did u see my message yet?

Aphrodite...it could be hard to remember, but when you get there...you'll get a feeling of excitement again. Don't give up trying...

Doug...:)

Vera...tell me abourrrrit. Good things, albeit blessings, can be like water vapor. WE have to be the ones to tug our own memories. Seems as though the bad ones last longer...

Yankeenaijababe...speechless! Hope school is not stressing you out too much. I've been busy myself with work...or else I'd be getting inspiration to post every day. Thank you so muccccccchhhh for ur comment :)

Rethots...I dey now. I know u're asking cos I haven't done my usual blog rounds. I've been oh-so-busy with stuff. My head is swooning, but I'm aight! Lol!