Here are some lessons learned from being stuck inside my house, sick as a dog…
Just keeping it real for all you blogstalkers out there!
Lesson #1-Daytime television is for the birds. No, birds are lovely. Daytime television is for snakes, spiders and rats.
Lesson #2-Joel, the engineer turned missionary would have been a really good nurse.
Lesson #3-Your house looking like this every now and then isn’t the end of the world.
Lesson #4-Did I mention that daytime television is completely unrealistic and you are too sick to watch TV if you are lured into think about purchasing Cindy Crawford’s newest beauty line. PUT DOWN THE REMOTE AND GET INTO BED! I agree with my friends Seleta and Darby!
Lesson #5-Joel eating this for dinner a few nights out of the year month isn’t the end of the world.
Lesson #6-Even if you think you are better you probably need one more day of rest otherwise you end up home from work for another 3 days.
Lesson #7-You have precious friends when you open the front door and find this…**Thank you, Elizabeth!!**
Lesson #8-Your worth, as a person, is not based on your performance or lack thereof. Not in ministry, not in your spiritual life, not in your marriage or lack of efforts with family and friends. Thank you, “Search for Significance” + being sick from work and life for toooo long.
Lesson #9-You are not irreplaceable. God is sovereign and doesn’t need your help, yet graciously chooses to use you.
Lesson #10-God is NEVER NOT at work! I was sick as a dog, yet praising God for how He used one of my Junior Bible study girls!
(message from her)–“I thought I would share a little story to encourage y’all to praise God for the cool things He is doing on our campus! I met with a sweet freshman girl named, Amber, last Wednesday. She’s from Iowa and grew up knowing basically nothing about Jesus. She’s really close with the girls in my Bible study (she lives on their hall).
I asked her about her spiritual background and she explained her story saying she knew very basic things, but really knowing nothing at all. She was cute with asking me questions about if she should take notes at Crusade meetings because she sees everyone else doing it, but she didn’t know what to write down from the talks. She said she had a desire to know God, but she hadn’t accepted Christ as her Savior. So, that presented the perfect opportunity for me to challenge her with the “Would you like to know God personally” booklet. At the end of the booklet she decided to receive Christ right then and there!
It was amazing, y’all. She’s so excited about her new faith and learning more about what it means to be a Christian. We met for follow-up and she totally understands the decision she has made.
God is clearly at work on our campus, y’all. Keep trusting in Him and He will present opportunities for you to share His Gospel!”
AMAZING!! Such a wonderful lesson learned for me, her AND Amber!!! At least valuable lessons can be learned from something as yucky as being sick!
What lessons are you learning these days?
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