I took a long weekend to get some errands done, and to visit with my "favorite sister-in-law" and her two really cool girls. (Sorry, no funny nick names for them yet... ) On Thursday i took care of personal errands. Friday we headed to Hershey Park. Wow that was hot day, but a fun time was had by all. By the time Saturday came around my Beloved and i were feeling the lasting affects of heat exhaustion.
I have dealt with heat exhaustion over my years. Especially during my times with the National Guard. I've learned to not only be preemptive, but to learn how to "push through" it. Sometimes, no matter how much water you drink, or sodium you put into your body, it will just not handle the heat. I've struggled with the heat since coming home with the flu from school one year. I was so sick i didn't leave the couch i collapsed on until i went to the hospital with dehydration. It sucks. Not much you can do except just muddle through it and continue to drink adequate fluids and ensure proper diet. The body will bounce back, but you have to take care of it. Since i am more used to dealing with this i have been trying to help my Beloved stay in a rest state. Yesterday i took THUMPER, PIRATE, and PUMPKIN to the early service and let my Beloved sleep in. I arrived a little late to the service for reasons i shan't go into here, but at the end the worship team sung the song that seemed to express my hearts desire, and thus i thought i would use it for today:
The More I seek You
by Kari Jobe
The more i seek you,
the more i find you
The more i find you, the more I love you
I wanna sit at your feet
drink from the cup in your hand.
Lay back against you and breath, here your heart beat
This love is so deep, it's more than I can stand.
I melt in your peace, it's overwhelming
For me it fit my desire to draw closer and closer to Christ. I want to sit at His feet, i want to just be near Him. And yet, unless the Father open my mind and my heart, my desire would never have been such. I've remembered thinking how it would be to recline at the Last Supper like the Disciple John did. To be among Jesus' followers and to walk with them, to see what they saw, and to hear what they heard. And yet... i fall short of even my own basic desires. I often allow distractions to interfere with my quiet times, and that is frustrating. I long for the day when i no longer have to look as into a dim mirror.
For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. (1 Corinthians 13:9-12, ESV)After surfing around Kari Jobe's website i may have found yet another new "young" artist (i have no idea how old she is, only younger than me ) that i enjoy. She seems to have a heart for God that, from what i can tell so far, comes through in her music. It is wonderful to hear.