Sunday, July 25, 2010

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder...RIGHT?!

It's amazing what God has to do to get my attention sometimes. This particular instance....an upper respiratory infection, and ASTHMA...yes folks, I have asthma! The sad thing is that I've undoubtedly had it for quite some time, ok...to be honest, at least a couple of years, I just haven't had time to go to the doctor. Until this week.

It was B.A.D! I've never felt so sick...my coughs literally shook my entire body, my lungs rattled in my chest ALL NIGHT.... By the time I saw the doctor on Friday, I was in pain just from coughing. Four prescriptions, almost $400 in visit fees and meds, and I really do feel so much better. With these meds, come recovery, and that is where God met me!

During this time of 'rest' if you will, I've become so hungry for the word of God. I need Him to make my life complete, and for the past few months, I've been neglecting that relationship...and it was time to stop. I do believe He tried less drastic ways to get my attention, but I can be hard-headed, so He needed to pull out the big guns.

I don't know why I can't be still. I don't know why having nothing to do on my calendar irks me, but it's become a place that I just can't function in anymore. I need to learn to embrace those times when I have nothing to do...because they really are few and far between my friends.

I know I've been MIA practically all summer, but this blog hasn't been far from my mind. It just seems that when I'm a little out of touch with God...I don't have much to write about. That's going to change...not that my little musings are what you've been missing in life...HA!

I am starting a little bible study with one of my dearest friends...(I've always wanted to type that...it's the meds talking). It's called 'Ruth: Loss, Love, and Legacy' by Kelly Minter. I'm really excited about it because Ruth is one of my most favorite women in the Bible. I can't wait to dig into the word, and come out....well, changed?! With that said, I really don't know how to work through a bible study with just one other person...any suggestions? There are no leaders here, just two kindred spirits working to better their lives for the Lord. Honestly though...I really would appreciate any help on the dynamics of this!

I know it won't be long before I'm back again...I've missed writing so much! Until next time....lator gators!

2 comments:

sarah watson said...

Jarvis! I'm glad you're better :) I love reading your words because they're mine too...not much to write/or even talk about when I'm not in deep communion with God :) I'm studying Ruth too this summer...I have learned so much in just the first couple of chapters...getting a beautiful picture of the refuge we have under God (Jehovah-jreh, The Lord will provide) as I see the refuge Boaz is for Ruth...
Love the Bible, can't get enough!

Glad you are feeling better!

Love, Sarah

Matter of Fact said...

I'm so glad I stopped by your blog !!! I'm your newest follower and I can't wait to read more :)