I am feeling very spoilt today again. I have made and am making a very special join of hearts with a new lady I have met here in my new home town. Today I was treated to a Italian !!!! I sat in a beautiful garden and had three amazing hours, talking theatre and mission🥰
After a very full on weekend of rehearsals all day Saturday and then again Sunday my body was telling me I had overdone it. I love what we do with Jesus, and this body needs to catch up with the program !!
Living alongside Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Pots, sjorns and a myriad of other diagnosis. I like to say I live alongside as I don’t believe that this diagnosis has a right to be in my body, I am His child and I know His will is for me to be well, so I don’t want to say “living with”
When you live “with” someone they are “hopefully” invited !
We don’t always get to pick our neighbours
But when someone comes to live alongside you, they are not their by invitation. Now I hope you have wonderful neighbours, ones that can bless you with earthly hours of music and not all night raves. I have a friend who has this experience and I can say in many ways having an uninvited neighbour in the form of these diseases is much like this.
The fireworks that go off in your sleep, when your trying to rest with pain, the music that thumps through the walls with pain, the smile of the BBQ or the wood burner that makes your dry eyes smart and hurt. The loud grass cutting in the morning as you try and wake your system to think….. sickness is an uninvited neighbour I live “ alongside” and not with.
See I have come to realise that this patch my borderlines is my garden, my place of faith the body He wants me to walk in is whole and well, He came that I may have life and life to an abundance !
So I just wanted to encourage any of you that are living “with” that sickness that this is your garden, don’t tolerate it lying down, this is your bit of life, your beautiful place, your precious garden your life. Sickness may have come to live “ alongside” you, but you don’t learn to live with it. Squatters are illegal in my country, and if you didn’t invite it to come ( who does ) then you have a right to stand with your father God and pray for the eviction of this in your garden. Grab the healing Scriptures, agree with your father God and place that order down.
So to all those living alongside noisy neighbours, smoke filled gardens and music that thumps, I hold you close to my heart and I am praying with you, and for you.
We can do this, I pray you find rest and strength