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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Distractions, distractions........

My what lengths the enemy will go to in an attempt to distract us. He certainly has been busy in my life this week. So many distractions. It's been difficult, I admit, to stay focused with all the noise he's thrown my way. Things have certainly been noisy around here.

My baby girl came home from school Monday with a fever and an allergic reaction to the sunscreen I had put on her face and neck for field day so she's missed the last 2 days of school. I ended up taking her to the Dr. yesterday morning and lo and behold, strep! UGH! She's feeling better with her meds and her fever is gone, and it was a taste of what my summer will be like. UGH...again! ;-) I love Melissa's blog from yesterday, and I know those of us who are mom's can testify!! Even if you're an Auntie who keeps your niece/nephew for more than 2 hours, you can testify!!!! haha

Anyway, with strep bouncing around my house it makes my lupus start to act up. Can't explain it, but lupus and strep are like kissing cousins or something - when the 2 come together they just LOVE to dance around which wreaks havoc on my body. Double UGH! Like I said, distractions! It was all those "I choose" comments that did it! I start claiming to choose and the Lord decides to let the enemy test me to see if, in fact, I will choose! ;-)

So, today, I'm in Luke 8:40 - 9:9 and I'm reading again about Jarius and the woman with the issue of blood and today what really hit me square between the eyes was "Don't be afraid, just believe." Jesus' tender words to Jarius about his sick daughter. Don't you know that Jesus just took this distraught man's face into His hands and said "Don't be afraid". Can you imagine, looking into those eyes, feeling the warmth of those hands, smelling the sweet aroma of His Presence and hearing those words? That's my prayer today. That each time another pain hits my hips and legs I'll hear His voice "Just believe". That each time my kids ask for ANOTHER snack or drink I'll hear His voice "Just believe". That each time I begin to worry about Jimmy's job and the floundering housing market I'll hear His voice "Just believe". Are you listening?.....

4 comments:

Melissa said...

ooooooooooohhhh noooooooooo! Girl! I KNOW I gave it to her!!! I am SO sorry!! Bless her heart! I hope she feels better soon!!!
Your post is encouraging to me today! I need to believe that in a few circumstances in my own life that He is working and I just need to believe! Thank you!
Love you!

Speaking Thru Me Ministries said...

I love you my friend. I miss you even more so!! I understand the distractions!! Draw closer!!! THank you for your example to me. I admire you so greatly!! love, Leigh

Nicki said...

Oh sweet Val, I'm so sorry your lupus is acting up! I know that must be so hard with three kids too. And your poor girly!!! Sunscreen reaction!! WOW. I'm praying for you today! Love your thoughts on this one.....so true!!

Kim said...

Press on sweet sister.....keep believing!