Physical sickness wears you down. It tires you out, and makes the normal seem out of the realm of possibility.
For example: Getting up at 4:30AM when I am sick and can barely swallow because of a sore throat that I know is just going to turn into a wretched cold, which will then go away and then start over again after one day of feeling well? Not an easy feat. In fact – - – it didn’t happen at all last week.
But – - I made my Bible study a priority. I parked my kids in the kitchen and pulled out truths, promises and commands while I was making breakfasts and packing lunches. One of my super early days, where I have to be at school at 7AM, I brought my journal to school and did my study right after my first class.
This is a huge victory for me. My normal pattern is:
Physical Sickness leads to Spiritual Neglect leads to Spiritual Sickness.
This time – because I was digging in to biblical hope thanks to the AWESOME #hellomornings study Abounding Hope by Lara William and Katie Orr – I not only didn’t slip into pathetic hopelessness, or worse, apathy. I was able to find the joy in the midst of coughing, sneezing and the rest of the yuck.
Even though I was feverishly (sometime in both ways) trying to finish projects for a graduate course I was taking, my focus was always able to be on Him, who gave me strength, just like He promised!!
It was so worth it to make the multi-tasking happen in the mornings so that I could stay grounded reality and hope.
Oh– and my #hellomornings group ROCKS!!! xoxoxo
How did your week go?