It happened again Monday evening that little nagging reminder that I forgot to do something. I forgot to take my Naproxen. I knew it as the back of my neck and shoulders were tensing up. Such is life with chronic illness. It is so important to maintain the little things.
The same is true for my walk with Jesus. The little things need to be maintained starting with my prayer time in the morning. If I don’t take time with Jesus in the morning, my mood can become like that tension I had in the back of my neck and shoulders Monday evening.
Part of having Fibromyalgia is sensitivity to light, sound, and smell. One day last week, I woke up late and didn’t take time to pray and be in the presence of the Lord. I went to a coffee shop and the sounds irritated me. I left the coffee shop not being my usual cheerful self. I have noticed if I take time with Jesus in the morning, the light and sounds don’t bother as much. That is more a coping with it thing than it not actually being noticeable.
The longer I follow Jesus, the more I see the importance of the little things such as prayer, listening to worship music, time with friends. reading my bible, and worship at church.
Time with friends and worship at church can at times be a challenge due to the aforementioned issues related to Fibromyalgia. But it is necessary to be with others and fellowship. I can have down time afterwards.
Living with Celiacs means being careful what I eat. I have learned to read labels very carefully. If I take in gluten, the first thing I notice is depression and anxiety and then the pain and rashes. If I take in only gluten free food, I am okay. The same is true for what I let into my mind as it relates to my walk with Jesus.
The little things add up either for positive or for negative. It all depends on which little things I seek each day.
Thank you for reading. God Bless.