It all started on Thursday of last week. I wasn't feeling like myself. I couldn't put it into words, but I gradually began to feel worse. On Saturday, I pushed myself through a stage play rehearsal for our Valentine’s Day Dinner Theater Event “Men, Women, and Motown”. Then Sunday, I pushed myself through Sunday Morning Service. I was feeling very nauseous and my head was starting to hurt. By the time our awesome service was over, I only wanted to lie down.
By Monday morning, I felt awful. I managed to lead the 7am morning prayer call that I host, but it was not easy. I was going down.
Tuesday, I got an emergency visit with my Doctor. Here’s the conclusion; Sinus infection, post nasal drip (that simple sounding condition that makes you feel you’re going to choke to death) Sciatica; that thorn in my flesh, and finally Type II Diabetes that had been un-managed (my A1C did go down 4 points though!) Now let’s put it all that together and then back up a little; The nerve pain of Sciatica does not go well at all with coughing or sneezing. Anyway, I got prescriptions for all the meds I needed and immediately began to take them.
Wednesday, I pushed myself to go to my church office and to have a stage play rehearsal. Big mistake. Thursday, I felt just as sick and yesterday, I felt the worse both physically and emotionally.
I had had enough. I felt so sick and was tired of it. Even after the prayer call, I began to despair. The enemy was kicking me while I was down. I began to think about everything I wasn’t getting done, everything that wasn’t in order, being there for my husband, raising my kids; everything! I didn’t have any strength to fight or to do anything about everything that was on my mind. I did hear this one scripture in my spirit: “In your weakness, my strength is made perfect.” Thank you, Lord.
I began to weep uncontrollably. Thankfully my husband Terry was off from work. He held me and prayed for me. I went to bed, slept for a few hours. I got up. I ate with my family. I watched some t.v. I went back to bed.
Much to my surprise, when I woke up this morning, I felt better in every way! It is true; "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning." Psalm 30:5 The Lord had touched me! I was feeling better in my body and in my spirit. I sat down and begin to read from Proverbs and to pray a simple prayer about everything that was on my mind yesterday: “Lord, please help me sort it all out, get it all in order, and go on to do and be all you created me to be.”
With that, the Lord immediately spoke to me, and in less than an hour, He’d given me insight that includes my family, our finances, my ministry work as Assistant Pastor at Trinity Outreach Ministries, dkWard Quality Entertainment and my education! Now, of course, He didn’t outline every single detail, but He showed me how it all ties together. Terry was totally in agreement and the kids are on board, too!
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If you want to grow closer to the Lord, are a performing artist,
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