By faith I'm going to post my rant here, trusting that fellow caregivers will know what I'm talking about and will benefit from my catastrophe today. God always causes good to come from bad, so that's the bottom line of this post. Well, maybe not. I think the bigger bottom line is that it's all about Him. The more I forget that the worse I do and the worse things are. Oh, by the way, it only seems like I'm jumping on this horse (blog) in mid-stream. I've actually been living this stroke blog all this time without telling you all about it, and that was due to the demanding nature of it all and the addition of Parkinson's to the mix. Also let it be known right up front that the Rock that I stand on and the Breast that I cling to is my Heavenly Father and my Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. As much as I fail WITH Him, I can't imagine going this alone. I hope I don't lose any of you at this point. I really do need the company. So with that introduction, here goes.WHEN will I get it through my head/heart that I need God's power each and every day, that each day must start with my relinquishment of hopes, expectations, abilities, et al, and an acknowledgement that I am nothing and powerless without God working in me? It is no different now for me than it was for the Israelites in the wilderness, daily collecting the manna for their sustenance. They could not collect more than they needed for the day's supply because the excess rotted, and they could not collect less because God made whatever they collected enough. However, somehow my brain won't let go of the notion that prayers last longer than 24 hours (and I'm sure many of them do). Humanly speaking, it seems superstitious to think I have to do it everyday for each day's strength and each day's godly results, but the physiological, spiritual and factual truth is that for every daily function daily energy is needed. We eat, drink and sleep on a 24-hour clock. Why is it such a contrary notion to my brain that I must operate the same way spiritually. This is the biggest duh of my life!! (By way of a parenthetical interjection after God's provided answer the daily nature of the Christian life is central here. I can't successfully walk it except daily, morning by morning delivering myself into His charge.)
Whether it was the lack of prayer and commitment of DH to him this morning that caused the down day or whether it was the lack of depositing myself at His feet this morning for His empowerment is kind of a false choice. It was all of the above and probably more. And it made our first weekend exercising at home in the LSVT© BIG Therapy for Parkinson's a vain effort. It was awful. I was awful. AWFUL! It proved a negative though. I am and can do nothing without Him.