It’s Sunday morning and I’m watching church on TV. It doesn’t happen often; but, I got sick. Not just my normal complaint of back pain, headache, exhaustion…but a real diagnosable condition.
Thankfully, better this morning and my husband says I look rested. Sans makeup, my eyes, he said look brighter.
I needed to rest.
I would not have stopped. I would have continued on my frantic balance of work, family,writing and become grouchier, meaner, more exhausted and annoyed.
So, just last week, I thanked God for my health.
This week, he’s calling me to rest, to actually demonstrate that I cherish my health
It’s one thing to say Thank you, Lord. Quite another to acknowledge that thanks with what God wants. In my case, slow down and rest in Him.
Gratitude needs to be tangible with God. Obedience, lived out. God is good, has good for us when we stop to notice.
Today, I glance at my devotional, filled with pencil notes, dog-eared pages and now tiny little post it tabs. A reminder, a declaration of God’s plan for my pain, my redemption, and my faith.
I know the significance of the tabs.Every page marked holds the place of a verse, an exhortation to write.
Not just write, blog, or post commentary on life.
To write now is to be obedient. To go farther, unsure as I go.
To be obedient in using my story for good. To not be “afraid of failure and uncomfortable with success”, a description that sums up my doubt.
But as for me, how good it is to be near God! I have made the Sovereign Lord my shelter, and I will tell everyone about the wonderful things You do. Psalm 73:28