....From the Bible. Okay I don't have any specific verses, but something so cool happened today that I wanted to share. I have been home bound with a sick boy for the past three days. It's been an even bigger bummer because the weather has been so nice and the other two boys have wanting to do something outside, and are limited to the backyard which is not so bad.
Today I was in a mental funk. My sick child was slowly coming out of it, the other two boys happy and playing really well. But I was in a funk. I was so productive in knocking off a few huge projects I wanted to complete. Today is the first time in my life that I have all the bed linens on every single bed in this house clean, dried, and back on the beds. But even then I am still in a funk.
I put on one of my favorite praise tapes. Yep it's a tape. I have a mini stereo in my upstairs hallway that has a tape player on it and I have refused to spend the money to update all my tapes of yesterday. So I put on a worship tape by Sandi Patty. So eighties, but I love it. I thought if I played the tape and sang along my spirits would be lifted. Nope even Sandi could not take me out of this slump.
Emerson was napping and the two other boys were in a room playing Lego's so I went and just laid on my bed trying to figure what has put me here. Nothing came to my mind, so I started to pray, but my heart was not into praying. I felt it was more just lip service kind of praying. I picked up my Bible and read Proverbs 6 which was basically how to stay away from an adulteress woman. Great, not exactly the passage I need for today. But then I just started thumping through my Bible and reading a passage here, and there, and then I realized almost an entire hour had gone by. The boys hopped up on my bed and wanted me to read to them.
A couple of hours later I was in the kitchen finishing up the preparations for dinner and thought, what changed in me? My spirits were so high. I felt like me, which is pretty much a happy kind of spirit. Not a whole lot really rattles me and I stood there thinking, what had changed. What changed is how the Holy Spirit spoke to me through the passages of scripture that crossed my path. Random acts of reading and taking notes in thought of how amazing God is and wants to be in my life. Reading just a few words brought so much peace to my unsettled spirit. I thought I had read just a few words, but realized that it was almost an hour of reading.
No energy drink, no special pill, no special coffee drink, just good old fashioned Bible thumping...just a few words.