As I have gotten older, I have discovered that my brain and my body have begun to have some difficulty communicating! No! Really!! I am completely serious. About a year ago, I realized this phenomenon when I began having a problem just walking on a flat surface. It really became evident when I add bumpy terrain and steps. It doesn’t matter if I am going up or coming down. My brain stopped telling my feet to step higher or lower. Please don’t laugh! Oh, go ahead and laugh to your heart’s content! After breaking my glasses twice and receiving a concussion, I also began to laugh at myself. I even learned how to stop, drop, and roll with some expertise.
Along with the art of walking, I have discovered that sometimes I forget my age and try to act like a teenager. When I attend ballgames and concerts, I forget that I am not a teenybopper and get completely carried away by the excitement. At a ballgame recently, I felt like someone was watching me. Now, I cannot imagine why anyone would be watching me because all I was doing was screaming like a banshee and jumping around like a cheerleader! Yes, me! A retired teacher, grandmother, and supposedly a lady! My only explanation is I have been left unsupervised for tooooo long! Clyde always did a pretty good job of keeping me under control. I guess I need to think about seeking some type of supervision. The reality is I already and always have had a supervisor– His Name Is God!
“Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.” John 8:47 NIV
I know I belong to God, but sometimes I don’t listen as closely as I should. Those still small voices sometimes have to include other reminders that He truly is in control. Our relationship with God has to be tended to just like a garden. It requires constant watering, weeding, and fertilizing, too, if we are to reap the benefits and blessings God has in store for us. This is true for all relationships. Kindness and respect can really help in relationships. Thinking about the words that leave our mouths and the actions that are done can alleviate many of the miscommunications that are a part of our problems. At times, as soon as a statement is made or an action completed, we find ourselves wishing we could undo it. The problem is it is easier to apologize than it is to forget. It is difficult to forgive someone when they have cut us right through the heart. However, forgiveness is what we must give.
“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32
“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” Colossians 3:13 NIV
“For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.” Matthew 6:14
Soooooo. . . . . My goal is to work on my brain’s listening skills, or maybe I need to work on my feet and body’s listening skills. I am not sure, but I will really tend to my relationship with God because I truly want to reap the Blessings and Happiness that are a result of His Love, Mercy, and Grace!
Until next time, Hester