Tuesday, April 16, 2013

To Hot to Think Straight...

A few minutes ago I felt almost claustrophobic with the heat...such a hot day today in Kuching! Ethan had gone to his language learning session, the kids just went to their naps, and I had so many things pulling for my attention--language study, meal preparations, some proofreading, computer work and so on. All I wanted to do was lay in my bed (the bedrooms are the only rooms with air conditioning units). I felt drained. I got up and opened my Bible to this:
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(Found in Daniel 10) I am very weak. 17 How can someone like me, your servant, talk to you, my lord? My strength is gone, and I can hardly breathe.”
18 Then the one who looked like a man touched me again, and I felt my strength returning. 19 “Don’t be afraid,” he said, “for you are very precious to God. Peace! Be encouraged! Be strong!”
As he spoke these words to me, I suddenly felt stronger and said to him, “Please speak to me, my lord, for you have strengthened me.”

I know Daniel was dealing with a whole lot more than Malaysia's heat, that this vision came to a heart seeking understanding and humility, not relief from a climate complaint, but still, I'm once again amazed at the ability of God's word to speak directly into my life. Now, with my new found strength, time to tackle those chores. After a glass of water.