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Monday, October 5, 2015

Happy Autumn! ...Remember? Back to school...Welcome CCA Students of 2015-2016!

 “Remember the LORD your God”, I was very pleased and excited as this is at the forefront of much of my devotions as I am ...forgetful...lest we forget...It, remembering, was also important to the Lord Jesus.. as when He did what He did in sending the Holy Spirit...and while explaining that to His disciples (and us by the way) In John 14:26 “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and remind you of everything that I have told you.” (ISV). At this time of the year we are reminded of one thing for sure ….Back to School time!  
As we welcome the new students and begin again to "Go and make disciples" Much of the time we also have to go “Back to School”ourselves...its a never ending process  learning as we go...growing as we learn and are fed our spiritual food...
. In our journey with the Lord and in seeking His Kingdom, His Knowledge, His Wisdom, and His Presence we sometimes have to start at the beginning, and start remembering... Proverbs 1:7 says “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” (KJV)

The Bible says in Deuteronomy 8:18, “Remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you the ability to produce wealth” (NIV). So it makes sense that God wants us to be productive...sharing the wealth and abundance of God from the beginning... to be “fruitful” So why “Remember?” well Sisters and Brothers it is simply because we forgot...Many events in the Bible I believe are there to “Remind” us of Gods plan and days are set aside to “Remember” He knew we are forgetful, and even unorganized or uncaring or all three! So He made a way...and even in the reconciliation of the world through Jesus' magnificent victory over sin, death and the enemy God sent a Helper! A memory helper so if we have the Lord in our hearts we also have the Helper...there so Simply listen and take heed of what the Spirit would have us remember. I am also reminded...that we pray to God as is done in the Psalms imploring the Lord to not “Forget” us...in Mark 4:26 “Then Jesus said, “God’s kingdom is like seed thrown on a field by a man who then goes to bed and forgets about it. The seed sprouts and grows—he has no idea how it happens.” So no matter what we forget God's plan for that seed goes on….
we also are encouraged in Psalm 103:12 that God forgets our sin “He has removed our sins as far away from us as the east is from the west.” (TLB)
Funny as we go to school to learn to remember or retain or receive knowledge or struggle is always not so much as to remember but as to NOT forget!
Either way He sent us a Helper...the Paraclete, the Holy Ghost! The third person in the trinity is important as Father is as Son is...they are one Now they are one together they are one for each other they are one in and for us…
So if anyone ever says you have a memory problem just say… “Forget about it!” I may have a reception problem like a bad TV...But I have help with my memory!  Students all are we and let us Rock and Roll this Autumn...and beyond!  He is the same in the past present and the future ..forever into eternity...