I have been so busy the past two weeks that I did not even realize that it is summer "break". I have gotten up every morning, got ready, and hit the road. I have had so much to do. It crossed my mind Friday that I needed to slow, but I quickly dismissed it. There was still so much to do. Saturday I woke up feeling a little run down. It would have been nice to rest, but it was my brother's birthday and there were plans and things to do. So I trudged on. Sunday I felt even worse, but there was no way I could rest. By Monday I realized that I was sick and I went to the doctor. After 3 hours of waiting, xrays and tests he said go home and rest. I did not have time for that. Could he not give me a shot and send me on my merry way? So I left and thought,"why did he give me a antibiotic if nothing is really wrong?" I got up Tuesday and went harder today than any other. I had planned to rest, but then the phone rang four times in a row. People needing me to do this or that... and of course I said yes to them all. I felt terrible, but I knew I HAD to do all of the things on my list. Around 5pm, I stopped by my Granny's to see how Michaela and Harlee were doing (they were spending the night with Granny). My phone rang again. I didn't recognize the number, but something told me to answer it. It was my doctor. He said that my chest xray showed pneumonia and that I needed to rest. The words rang in my ears like a shot gun. If I had only slowed down and listened to that still small voice, perhaps I would not be here right now. Perhaps I would not have pneumonia. Even as I type I am coughing uncontrollably waiting on my hubby to get my cough meds. The Lord tried to get me to rest. He tried to whisper in my spirit that I was going to much, but in an act of inadvertent rebellion I trudged on. Why does God have to knock my feet out from under me in order for me to listen? Well guess what... today I am resting. I studying for my Sunday school lesson and my test Saturday and taking naps in between.
The LORD replied, "My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest." Ex 33:14