Feeling emotional and spiritually detached don’t go well together… its been 5 days since I’ve opened my bible and by all the sugar cravings well… you get it. I’m off. Not feeling ‘very Mery’ and this most recent poke at my bubble sends me straight to my knees. I’m done. I know that the source of my happiness, my truth, my strength comes from Him. So, what exactly am I going to do at this point. A couple different things work well for me:
1. “Its’ only through self forgetting that we find.” St. Francis > in essence get outside my self, my problems and try to do something helpful for another soul.
2. Call someone and allow them to love on me.
3. Pray for that person, place or thing that’s causing me grief.
4. Be willing to allow God to work in this moment. i.e. Open up my Bible
Wouldn’t you know, I opened up to John 2: 4-6
If someone claims, “I know him well!” but doesn’t keep his commandments, he’s obviously a liar. His life doesn’t match his words. But the one who keeps God’s word is the person in whom we see God’s mature love. This is the only way to be sure we’re in god. Anyone who claims to be intimate with God ought to live the same kind of life Jesus live.
In short, I can’t have anger and resentment in my heart while living in the sunshine of the spirit. My job is to love people no matter what. Now, don’t go thinking I’m a ‘WELCOME’ mat for pain and bulllying… no sir. I have to have boundaries. But I am called to love, above all things.
Ahhh I feel much better now. Thanks for sticking it out with me. Bread dough’s rising along with my spirits…. see you soon friend.