I’m talking about the soul.
Have you ever been dry?
This week and last I have had moments where I felt just that,
and I wondered what to do about it.
The usual things did not seem to be working.
Then I told myself that it was a physical thing,
I have been ill with a bad cold,
I have been busy with sick kids,
I am simply weary in body.
Some of it was true
but last night I spent time with the Father and my Bible and realized that I was dry due to lack.
Lack of perspective.
The Lord showed me that I have had my eye on man and what he could do for me.
I was focused on the wrong things.
Yes, my kids need to learn to be responsible.
Yes, my husband desires to fill my needs.
But the truth was that I was feeling dry because I had tried to put people in the place of God to fill the need I have for Him and so doing I was dry and frustrated.
The Father showed me that my focus in my thoughts is where the problem came from. I was spending so much mental energy on people I had forgotten what I know to be true and right.
If my first focus is not on the Lord, even in the little thoughts, I will run out of fuel to serve and be short with those I love.
Lost my temper with our oldest, who took it better than I deserved and simply accepted my apology with:
“I wasn’t right in what I was doing.”
So I am starting today
With a song on my lips, and my thoughts focused, praying…
Praise the Father that He is the