Missing out on moments in life is a part of living with chronic illness. Spoonies, people with chronic illness, always want to be invited, but also know a flare up could hit at any moment or simply just have zero energy to do anything.
My weekly routine now is take my once a week medication on Thursday, relax on Friday and do a half day on Saturday, By doing only a half day on Saturday, I am okay for Sunday morning and church. But last Saturday I had a funeral in the afternoon and it was important for me to be there. That meant a full day on Saturday.
The result? I woke up Sunday with no energy and almost canceled my Sunday morning group and stayed home from church. But then I prayed and did my self talk of , “Man up and go”, and got ready. I was drained but went.
Am I ever glad I did.!!! An American friend from church joined and helped with my Sunday class for the first which was spontaneous. The students were delighted. During worship after class, a young Hispanic woman sat next to me. We talked after worship and realized we knew each other from when I visited a Hispanic church when she was a teen. We talked about ways she can help with ministry. Then as I was walking in the church, a woman and two teens were talking. I know the woman and her husband speak Spanish, so I greeted her in Spanish. The two teens said, “we need a Spanish group in church.” That is something I have wanted to do for a LONG time.
After church I came home and enjoyed a three hour power nap full of gratitude for how the Lord worked Sunday morning.
Thank you for reading. God Bless.
16 thoughts on “Wellness Wednesday- Almost Missed A Blessed Sunday”
I’m glad you were able to gather motivation and I love the multiple blessings that followed!❤️
Thank you little sister 🙂
How was camping?
Lots of fun, there was a good turnout!! And about 8 that got baptized at the lake Saturday night! Whoo hoo!!!😊🙌
sounds fun 🙂
Glad you made it to church. You had divine appointments to meet. 🌺
Thank you. I love divine appointments 🙂
Me too! 👍
At times, it’s when we push beyond the natural there lies the biggest blessings
Push beyond the natural biggest blessings
I feel you, as, Migraines are also considered “Chronic Illness” and very unpredictable.
Migraines are so bad sorry you have them
Amazing testimony of the power of not leaning on our own understanding. So glad you are going to have a Spanish group and also had a power nap 🙂
God is good and Jesus rules over all things xoxo
Blessings to you Matt. The Spirit continues to faster gratitude in our hearts.
Thank you. The spirit is always at work
This happens to me every time I have busy Saturdays. If not for the guilt that fills my heart when I don’t go to church, I would just lock myself in my room and sleep on a Sunday. I am glad you dragged yourself there.
Sometimes we just need to get our bodies to church and our minds will follow eventually lol