In the past year, I have had the stomach virus so many times I can’t count them. Today, I woke up and within in an hour I was over the toilet. I also had this a week ago. I don’t get it. I am not pregnant.
I think God is telling me something.
I spent years pretending that everything was okay. Years just going and going and not stopping. Not resting. Not feeling. Not thinking. Not processing all that has happened but just moving. Brad constantly tells me to just sit down with him. Stop doing stuff around the house and sit. I can’t help it.
I think God is staying stop. (Sound familiar, Courtney?)
“Feel. Let me minister to you.”
I think He wants that for all of us. To find a quiet room and just be still before him. To mediate on His word. One minute devotions are not going to give us a much to go on. We want his comfort, his peace, his wisdom, his direction but we don’t stop to take the time to let him give it to us. His word is what gives us all the things we need (2 Pet. 1:3 His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness) yet we don’t stop to take it in. We want the power without the fulling of His spirit. We want the benefits of His word without the knowledge of it.
In our connection class we were talking about how hard it would be to just give God 10% of our time. It seems impossible in the world we live in.
1 Thess. 4:11 says “Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you”
The Bible Knowledge commentary says ” The word translated quiet (hēsychazein) means quiet in the sense of restfulness (cf. Acts 22:2; 2 Thes. 3:12; 1 Tim. 2:2, 11), rather than quiet as opposed to talkativeness (sigaō; cf. Acts 21:40; 1 Cor. 14:34). The former means “undisturbed, settled, not noisy,” while the latter means “silent.” Paul was telling the Thessalonians to be less frantic, not less exuberant. A person who is constantly on the move is frequently a bother to other people as well as somewhat distracted from his own walk with God. The latter can lead to the former. But a Christian who strives to be at peace with himself and God will be a source of peace to his brethren. Such quietude constitutes a practical demonstration of love for others.”
Wow! I often think that being busy for God is a good thing – my tendency to be a Martha and not Mary. Looks like God is going to teach me to be a Mary – one stomach virus at a time.