Greetings! What a strange title for a blog, right? Well, I´ve been thinking about this topic for several days now, and thought I would take a few moments and share with you what I´ve been doing since I can´t do anything! By now you are wondering WHY I can´t do anything.....well, I´ll tell you.....we are expecting our third baby!! Everything is going fairly smooth.....I am delightfully nauseated (like a good, pregnant lady should be!), not walking about much (Doc´s orders), and resting (also Doc´s orders)!
So...what am I doing...?
1. Learning how to type on Hubby´s computer.
Now why would that be something I need to learn? He bought this computer here in Peru - the keyboard has all the English characters plus the Spanish characters! This means that the keyboard is differently arranged - all the punctuation marks are in different places from what I´m used to! Talk about a challenge! But if I can learn to wash my clothes in Spanish (all the words on the washer and dryer are in Spanish), I can learn to type on a Spanish keyboard!
2. Sewing projects
Now I have time for all those sewing projects that I want to get done. I´ve been crocheting and cross-stitching - not at the same time of course! I haven´t graduated to that level of talent just yet!
I´m rereading old favorites, and working on new books. Now I have time to study my Ham Radio Operator´s Manual - with the goal of getting my Ham Radio Operator´s license.
I didn´t put prayer last because it is the least important. I put it last because it has become the most precious use of my time. Since I´ve had all this time, I got to asking the Lord what I could do - something profitable for the benefit and blessing of others. Naturally, I considered what I could do with my hands for others...all the while the Holy Spirit was nudging me to see the obvious. All right - let me be completely honest here - I made the mistake of thinking that praying was not doing. The Holy Spirit nudged harder until I saw my folly - what could possibly be a better use of my time to be a benefit and a blessing to those around me? Right now I can´t go to Callao with Hubby, but in prayer, I can go with him. I´ve been often reminded lately of the precious hymn ¨Little is much when God is in it.¨ One of the verses says, ¨Are you laid aside from service, body worn with toil and care? You can still be in the battle, in the sacred place of prayer.¨ And that is exactly where I want to be - in the sacred place.
Yes, I´ll admit some days seem to drag by, but I know my Lord is walking with me, teaching me things now that will bless the rest of my life - and hopefully those around me! Some days my attitude is raunchy - sad, but true. Praise the Lord for His love and patience - it never fails. Psalm 91 is my constant source of comfort and strength.
You know, I don´t have all the answers, nor am I a ¨super-Christian¨ by any stretch of the imagination. I just wanted to share my heart with you this morning. Hopefully, the things I learn will be a blessing to someone coming behind me, or to those who walk beside me. I pray you will have a blessed day with our Saviour today!