Well, I am happy to report that Tyson is nearly back to himself again.
He is eating and drinking and can walk everywhere on his own.
Every day I give him two pills: one for his Lyme’s Disease and one that is an anti-inflammatory. He fights this each and every day and has become very skilled (no matter what I put it in), to find the pill and spit it out. It takes forever to give these to him.
Like a small child, each day we do this pill dance until I can somehow trick him into eating them.
It got me thinking after church this morning if God ever feels this frustration with us: that what is good for us we often spit out instead of humbly heeding his word and eating and digesting it for all it’s worth.
I woke up this morning at 8:30 and church is at 9. I decided, after looking at my hair and it not looking “too bad” to go to church and to rush over there to spend some time this morning with God instead of here doing my devotionals. My family came this morning too. And I love to be able to take my five-year-old to church; it is very important to me.
Today’s sermon talked about a lot of things but one thing remained true: to find the courage to use words in order to make a bigger stand for God. Our pastor went on to say how words are the biggest tool in our tool belts. And I believe this is true more than anything else. God’s word then is my ultimate go to in times of need, reflection, and overall what gives my soul its fulfillment when feeling weak. It’s how I communicate with Him.
Do you ever find comfort in God’s word? Sometimes for me, that’s all that matters. It honestly seems to be the only thing that works.
It got me thinking this morning about how we are with one another and whether we use our words to our best advantage or not.
No matter who we come into contact with, our words can be life changers. You never know what someone else is dealing with and a simple gesture using our words can really have a big impact on someone else’s day. I think as a Christian it is important to build each other up, all of us, instead of tearing down. There is already too much of that in the world, especially online.
If anything, I feel blessed to be able to share my words online with you. I hope you take them for what they are worth and know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. This life can be hard and even harder for Christians it seems. Being courageous sometimes means just leaving your house and putting yourself out there in different situations.
We had quite the eventful weekend with a birthday party yesterday and church today. And that was enough “outside time” for me. With all of the anxiety I battle, I was only able to even do these things because I knew the Lord was with me. He did comfort me in times when I felt panicky or unsure of myself and in those ways the days were good. I’m so thankful that I can rely on Him no matter where I go, and in this way I am courageous.
I pray you have a good day full of rest and reflection. I pray that your courageous spirit can be guided by His word. Sundays are always the best days to re-coop and find reflection. And they are one of my favorite days of the week. And Amen to that! It is a new day! Rise to it.
“The Lord…will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:8