So, this past Friday I slipped on ice and hurt myself badly. I’m currently in a splint awaiting an appointment to see if I need a cast. Yes, I’m ok. Thank you for asking lol. The reason why I wanted to share this with you is the Lord highlighted some heart issues within me. I believe a wise level of transparency can be helpful to others. This incident illuminated yet again, my need for Christ and His transformation power. 

After I hurt myself I tried my best to shake it off and avoid the hospital. Long story short, I did go to urgent care to find out I fractured my ankle. 

I was so frustrated because all my plans for the weekend basically went down the drain. I planned to make chili, do my oldest daughters hair, and go on a romantic date with my husband. I found myself thinking constantly this sucks, I’m angry, why did I slip, who’s going to cook and clean the house? On and on I went. But God. He reminded me of two passages that were able to turn my (as my Pastor’s wife would say) “stinkin thinkin” around. 

“give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV

“But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.””

Luke 10:40-42 ESV

There is so much I want to say but I’ll leave you with this: 

These scriptures reminded me who is in control of my life; and that I can be distracted with many things that seem good; but ultimately I need to be at the feet of Christ. Absorbing His Word in each chance I get. Not being able to walk aka being forced to sit still definitely gives me the chance to meditate, be thankful, and sit at the Master’s feet. 

Sister, if you took some voluntary time to sit with Christ; what would He want to show you? 

Till next week.

Love, 

Nate’s Good Thing