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I know I was in the middle of a blog series on priorities, but God has a way of changing the subject sometimes… so here’s just a short one in the middle.
I was reading a couple of posts about people being sick or laid up for a while. And then Christine Caine was talking about her ACL surgery… so I was talking to myself out loud today and realized something.
I broke a bone in my foot the first week of January… and I just got my cast off last Friday. It’s been over five months and still I have the stupid boot for at least six more weeks. And God gave me the verse from Psalm 23 where it says “He MAKES me lie down in green pastures.” So during these five months I have done a Bible study with church and a Bible study alone. I have read books like Good or God, And Unashamed. I have written as God has told me to do. But I have been lonely.
I’ve been lonely because I’m a social person. But God HAD to slow me down to learn and listen. And I was kind of feeling sorry for myself because I’m the kind of girl who can talk to anyone about anything – except lately. So I was bemoaning this fact when I said IT out loud. “I have nothing to talk about but God!” And there it was! The work that God has been doing in me. All I want to talk about is Him, all I want people to know about is what Jesus has done for me and what He can do for them. If that makes me weird to other people, then so be it. I’ve never really been normal anyway…
And here’s part of why He does this… if you go on in Psalm 23 it says:
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters.
3 He restores my soul;
He guides me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
He does it to restore you and me. He does it so He can lead us. And He does it for Jesus sake. Enough said.
I love it how God makes these huge revelations to us so we can understand. He doesn’t have to, you know. But He loves us so much that He knows what we need.
So if you’re down for the count, try leaning in and learning about Him. You won’t be sorry, and He won’t lead you down the wrong path!
Linda, I swear, you are definitely a Sister in Christ. I had to do this yesterday and this morning. When I am feeling overwhelmed and tired, I realize that is the perfect time to go to GOD. It’s only HIM who can quiet me and calm my fears. It’s when I’m in HIS presence that I am restored.
I think God has a lot of us on the same path at the same time. I’m glad you get it.