And so another day has come and here we are…living it in the best way we all know how. My day just didn’t want to start for some reason unknown to me….or in other words…I did not feel the ‘Spirit moving me” to get out of bed this morning and get going. Rather I felt physically pained and emotionally drained. My head and my body were fighting with each other and for a good while this morning they both were winning the battle until I finally had enough and just got up and got going. Spiritually I was content in the Lord and all was good in that realm, it was just the physical/emotional that were wreaking havoc in my life.
Got me up finally and going. And after eating and taking my morning dose of medications, I read and studied the Word, prayed and meditated on the love and goodness of God and quoted the affirmation that is found at the end of the book, Healing Is A Choice, by Stephen Arterburn. It is something that the reader is supposed to do everyday for at least 40 days. He calls it a challenge and well, I am up to the challenge, and have been saying it every day for the past couple of days whether I felt like it or felt it or not. After all, we walk and live by faith and not by sight or how we feel. Also I called a dear sister in Christ who is also a nurse and we talked for a while and I got some good, Biblically solid and sensible advice from her as to what to do in light of how I have been feeling the past few days.
One thing author Stephen Arterburn states in his book, Healing Is A Choice, which has been so helpful for me is when you do not know the will of God or what to do next, “do the next right thing.” I like that. “Do the next right thing” and so for me that means finishing reading a book I am going to write a review about as well as finish listenng to a CD I am going to write a review for the artists.
So, here I am having made it a good part of the day so far and getting ready to “do the next right thing” and then after that I’ll do “the next right thing” which might mean start reading another book for review or laying down to rest if I am tired…as is often the case in the afternoon.
I am not even going to pretend that I have all this stuff figured out that is inside my brain and my body but one thing I know and am going to do and that is live for God loving and serving him to the best of my ability as well as love and serve others however and whenever I am able. Other than that I will spend time with my son when he gets home and probably watch the news – even though much of it is depressing and bad. I still like to know what’s going on in our world.
So, until the next post my encouragement to you if you feel “stuck” in your life spiritually or physically/emotionally is just do the “next right thing” and see where it leads you. And if you want to share any part of your journey with me I’d love to hear from you.
Humbled by God’s Great Love,