Wednesday, October 17, 2012

On the mend...

After a harrowing experience with a lovely Autumn cold...we seem to all be on the mend.  For those of you who've noticed my hiatus from the blogosphere (gill)...thanks for your concern and prayers. 

Yes, as is so often the case, MomE was hit the hardest...I have pneumonia and a BIG sinus infection.  There is definitely a life lesson in here somewhere...

...if you keep hearing God say, "SLOW DOWN"...don't keep rationalizing that all the things you are doing are good things for's just better to SLOW DOWN and listen to God! 

Eph. 2:8-10, "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them."

The buck usually stops with realizing that I'm working to please PEOPLE a whole lot more than I'm trying to focus on what pleases GOD.  There are LOTS of good things that I could be doing...and I'm quite capable when I'm not flat on my back sick....but God should control the timing and extent of all of these good things.  I'd like to say I've learned my lesson once and for all...but...for TODAY I do get the point.  SLOW DOWN!

Psalm 46:10, “Cease striving and know that I am God;  I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” The LORD of hosts is with us;  The God of Jacob is our stronghold.


Barbara H. said...

I was wondering about you, but I just assumed busyness. Another young mom friend in GA has pneumonia and has a hard time with it -- I think she is on round 3 of meds and even her dr. is saying "You should be better now." Hope pneumonia isn't going around. Hope you're feeling better. Get as much rest as you can.

Very true about the struggle with doing too many "good things." I still struggle with that.

Jhona O. said...

I read once about deciding what to do when it all seems good to do.(preparing meals, mending clothes or making costumes, helping a neighbor, etc.) Put them into categories of "good, better, and best". It's hard to remember that sometimes, as a Mama, the best thing is to slow way down, rest, and take care of myself and my family first. I pray you heal well and quickly!