So I guess that leaves me with the ick right? I know spell-wise it's a stretch, but it's the best I could come up with.
Well it's just blah today. No energy, a little tiny bit of patience and one beautiful and very unwell, yet extremely long-suffering husband who retreated to our room because the clicking of his computer mouse was driving me insane! I think all of us have days a bit like that.
It's been one of those weeks where I have had so many prayers answered. The one closest to home was the one where I prayed for the energy and desire and just... well the help to be a better mum and wife and when I was in the middle of vacuuming and sweeping I realised that prayer was being answered. Isn't God good to us!
I was thinking, just before, that if I was feeling energetic and 'right as rain' today that I would be tidying or doing something for me... some activity devouring time and mental energies. Running at this speed, however, my body just said, 'recliner' (well not literally but you get the drift). Sitting round watching TV, knitting and the like, I was thinking that I really just needed some quiet time with God. Not long after this thought Bren left for our room with his mouse and laptop (purely out of consideration for my sanity... he is so wonderful) and the kids went to nap/do their own thing. So here I was, in our lounge, by myself, actually knowing exactly where to find my Bible (not just the one on my phone). I was able to have some alone time with God (something I have not been in the habit of doing too much lately - to my shame) and read His Word... and wanting to and enjoying it.
It is such a blessing when time with God becomes a desire and not a chore; when we seek to enjoy His presence knowing He is already in ours. He knows our every moment even when we don't pay Him a moment's notice. Please don't think I'm putting this out there to be all 'holier than thou' or 'I'm such a good Christian' because I'm not and I ain't. LOL. I'm saying this because sometimes feeling sick, or lonely, or without energy, or whatever your 'downer' happens to be can be a real blessing. When we let these things draw us to God's presence then they can be the best part of our day!
I was reading through some of the blogs on ifellowship (link to the side... although it may not appear on the mobile version so it's...http://www.seedsoffaithwomen.com/ and the blog hop) and one woman quoted the scripture...
"For thus says the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel: 'In returning and rest you shall be saved; In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.'"
Isa 30:15a NKJV
Another lady was saying that having quiet time with God was how she and her husband started their day... and it really convicted me that I haven't been spending too much quiet time with God lately.
I hope that you will take this as a challenge, as I took it as a challenge to me, to spend more time enjoying being in God's presence; in prayer and in reading His Word and listening for His voice. I hope that you will take it as a challenge, not as one to slap you across the face and make you feel rotten, but one to gently nudge you into a closer relationship with a Savior who loves you more than life itself.
"But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed."
Isa 53:5 KJV