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Surgery and Silence

Being home following surgery certainly has it’s advantages.  For instance, this afternoon my wife went out for her weekly volunteering at the Pregnancy Care Center and house was quiet…. real quiet.  So quiet I could hear the clocks ticking all over the house.  It was a wonderful time of solitude so I pulled out my Bible and started to read and pray.  I’m not sure that the Lord had anything profound to say to me at this point, but it was good to forced to sit and do nothing and just listen for His voice instead of running around trying to “accomplish” something.

Too often my life has been “too busy” to sit and listen.  Those who know me, know that I’m “a doer”, not “a listener”.  I want to jump in and solve issue for people and work out the next steps to follow.  Don’t get me wrong.  Being at home for a few days now following my nasal surgery has not stopped me from accomplishing things.  It hasn’t even stopped me from getting into trouble!!  But it’s nice to know I don’t have to (and for the most part, can’t) do much at the moment.

In the meantime, the world around me is bustling away trying to get all their stuff done.  Trying to do things on their own.  Trying to do things without God’s help.

I’m praying that over the next week or so I won’t heal too fast that I’ll start to get back into the whirlwind of life.  I’m praying that I’ll be able to get into a better habit of just stopping and listening to Him and for Him to speak back and show me the path he wants me to take.  To help me see the directions He wants me to move in (or stay in as the case may be), and to continually give me His strength to do His will.


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