It’s been a few days since I’ve posted. I’ve been sick. Nothing lifethreatening but definitely strength draining. Just sick. I’ve spent more time on the couch than I have in quite a while. I don’t know why it happened, but there are a few things that I learned.
First I’ve been trying to do the following things every single day.
1. Post on this blog
2. Read two different translations of the Bible this year
3. Post an original piece of art every day
4. write and deliver a weekly sermon
5. work a full time job.
6. All the other things a husband and father does.
This week has wreaked havoc on that schedule and I am way behind on all of that. There were days when I couldn’t focus my eyes well enough to read for any length of time. Going into my studio in the basement would cause me to shiver convulsively so I couldn’t do the art and at times my mind was too foggy to write or the headaches made staring at the screen difficult.
So I’m way behind on all of my goals and here’s what’s interesting. The world kept on turning, life went on and God is still good. I guess what I’m saying is it’s great to have goals but make sure God stays in them. The world won’t end if you get behind and God still loves you even when things don’t go your way.
I still plan on reading my Bible every day and want to finish in a year but whether or not I’ll finish two I don’t know. Whhat’s more important is I get something out of what i read and apply it to my life. I still want to generate a lot of art but the truth oofthe matter is if I don’t have a God-given idea making a piece anyway is just busywork, and I don’t need any more busy or any more work, how about you? My wife put a service together and left me rest andthe service went very well which once again shows that the church goes on even if I’m not there.
Don’t be afraid to rest and do it before your body makes you.