I literally can’t contain this information. So my grandma has had Alzheimer’s for a long time. It’s really hurt seeing her mind fade and her sharpness disappear. I visited home to see her and today I went with my mom to hang out and play the ukulele. As we were playing I didn’t realize how much her mind deteriorated and I remember not enjoying it at all. I was angry that this disease robbed her of so much joy and inside I asked God for an opportunity to pray for her the same way Jesus prayed for people. When my mom said to her reassuringly when she forgot something “it’s okay, you have Alzheimer’s” I said “no you don’t” and my mom said “that’s true, God is bigger than Alzheimer’s”. Then my grandma said “well yeah but it’s not going away” then my mom said “God can do anything!” So we decided to pray right there for the Alzheimer’s to leave.
I put my hand on my grandma’s shoulder and thanked Jesus for taking the stripes for us like it says in Isaiah 53, then I commanded the mountain to move, in this case, the Alzheimer’s, and said “Alzheimer’s, dementia, be gone and never come back. You are nothing. Grandma is healed.” I don’t even remember if I used Jesus’s name, all I know is I pronounced her healed and told the sickness it was nothing. Then grandma joked about breaking everyone out of the nursing home with the same method, lol. Even though I doubted whether or not it would work, all I knew was God’s word says in Mark 16:17-18 “these signs shall follow those who believe- they shall lay hands on the sick and the sick will recover.”
Even Grandma doubted whether or not it worked but after my mom left I stayed and played the ukulele with her a bit more. As she talked to me I started to notice she didn’t have that “lost” look in her eye anymore. Normally she would talk as if she didn’t know fully what she was saying or what was going on. She started recalling present day memories with clarity and her voice sounded just like it did when I was a kid, strong, bold and with a matter-of-fact tone. normally she wouldn’t be conscious of how long we’d be playing music but this time she closed the book and deliberately wanted to hear how I’ve been, as if she just woke up. Also normally I have to remind her of the time when it’s almost time for me to leave (since i was about to start the drive back to DE) but SHE was even reminding me that she had dinner to go to soon and I had to start the drive soon.
Then a maintenance lady came in to her room and said some random stuff like “we’re all getting more forgetful” and I said “no, you’re as sharp as tacks!” Since like if you tell a kid on a soccer team he’s a loser he’ll start to believe it and his performance will be affected but if you tell him he’s a winner he’ll play like a winner! There’s a verse in Proverbs 23:7 that in essence says “you are what you think” and I told my mom excitedly with joy “from now on, no more calling grandma as one of dementia. The more you say she’s sharp-minded, the more the power of the tongue will produce life like Proverbs 18:21 says!!”
I cannot contain my excitement. Grandma was so grateful for the visit when I left and there’s this new life in her I didn’t see before. God is amazing. As I left I literally cried. God is so amazing. As I write this, I’m finished with my visit home and about to start the drive on my way back to DE.
“And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name.. they will lay hands on the sick, and they WILL recover.””
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.”
“For as he thinks in his heart, so is he..”
“So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.”