Sick with the flu, feeling yuck and with no energy for anything! I was sitting in front of the TV absorbing whatever happened to be on. My brain was not working and I can’t remember what was even on the television at the time. I was contemplating going to bed but felt like I didn’t even have the energy for that. Then I felt guilty – I had not prayed yet today! But even reading was difficult. My eyes wouldn’t focus very well and nothing was being retained by my brain at all.
Then I felt God say, “you’re sitting in front of a box and taking in whatever is on it. Absorbing without knowing what information or knowledge was being conveyed to the audience. You can do that sitting with me. Don’t do anything, just sit and be in my presence and let me transform you. I will convey my love and comfort to you without you knowing it and you will be filled with my information, knowledge and restoration. You don’t have to have any words or thoughts even – let me do it all.”
The guilt slid away and I just sat. I just was in God’s presence and felt so much better for it. Physically I was no different, still coughing and spluttering. But definitely more peaceful and I knew God was with me as sick as I was.
No excuse I still prayed. I just let God pray over me.
God is the God of everything and of every feeling we have, so I gave Him my flu symptoms and knew I was a different person for sitting with Him and absorbing Him.
May these jottings from my journal inspire you to believe in and fall in love with Christ- the hope of the world, as stated in Jeremiah 17:7, ‘Blessed is the man who believes and trusts in and relies on the Lord and whose hope and confident expectation is the Lord!’