I’m feeing bummed that I haven’t updated my blog for awhile. I’ve been sick, I hate being sick. The energy has been drained from my body and I haven’t had the desire to do much of anything. My office time was diminished due to illness and I sat around with my depressed dog way too much. But enough complaining…I have drugs in me, good ones from my doctor and they’re working! Now I feel like tackling numerous house projects and doing some more music writing and recording. And you know what – it’s kinda scary to suddenly have all this energy – I’m a bit concerned about what will happen if I wake up one morning and suddenly don’t have it (the energy)?
Then, during my Bible reading this morning, God brought me to a passage in Ezekiel 36:26-27 about restoring the heart and giving us His Spirit… “I will take away your stubborn heart and give you a new heart and a desire to be faithful. You will have only pure thoughts, because I will put my Spirit in you and make you eager to obey my laws and teachings.”
In addition to being ill I have to confess that I’ve been lazy about actually asking God to fill and heal me. I know that any strength I have in me is from only the Lord (Phil 4:13) but sometimes, because of my pride, I forget to acknowledge that with God. So, I asked the Holy Spirit to fill me today and give me that “energy” to get things done as I serve God through my local church. Thank you God for meeting my needs and allowing my body to heal so I can move on with my responsibilities as your child, as a husband, a dad, a pastor, and friend.
Gotta go…lots of kingdom work to get done!