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Monday, 10 April 2017

SUCH A TIRED HOUSEWIFE!

As you probably know from a previous post, I am trying to cope with heart problems, fibromyalgia/polymyalgia and back problems. That should be enough to cope with, but added to that, we have moved house. I am totally exhausted!

Furthermore, as I packed stuff and cleaned the house we were vacating, I was appalled at how dirty our home had become! In fact, I cried! I would be totally ashamed to sit at my kitchen table to share a cuppa with you with the state it has gotten in. As I scrubbed my stove top and cleaned my oven, it occurred to me that I had no right writing posts about homemaking when my home was so dirty! This realisation coupled with fatigue sent me in a downward spiral which the evil one was only too happy to escort me to.

Seeking to refresh my lagging spirits, I listened to the Word on CD as I cleaned and I cried out to the LORD. Literally cried. Although I felt no physical refreshment, the Word ministered to my spirit. I felt amazingly and unconditionally loved and I can't say I heard the LORD, but I did receive a definite feeling of understanding and compassion in my spirit. This came as 'self-talk' but it was not from my self. You just know when God has spoken to your spirit. He always encourages you even when chastising, and even in chastisement, there is always a way out and a hope! This never comes from the evil one!

I felt that I was being too hard on myself, given the circumstances of my ill health. I questioned if what I write is true, and it is. It is something that I aspire to, try to achieve and totally believe. The fact that I cannot achieve this at the moment is irrelevant. My heart and spirit are in the exhortations that I write. Therefore, I am not a hypocrite. You have got to believe me when I say that this ministered to me so much.

Thank you to those of you who are praying for me.

© Glenys Robyn Hicks

There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. Romans 8:1

6 comments:

  1. I hope you are able to get some rest. Moving can be exhausting, especially when dealing with chronic health issues. God bless you!

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    1. Thank you Mrs White. I hope you are enjoying good health at the moment. Blessings, Glenys

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  2. Keep up the good work, and please keep up your wonderful posts!!!
    You are in my prayers!
    ~ Gwen

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    1. Thank you for your encouragement, Gwen! Blessings, Glenys

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  3. Really enjoy all your posts and this just keeps it real. When my home looks great I celebrate by inviting a neighbor over, telling her, Hurry, it wont look this good for long! Then she reciprocates! We've made a fun game of it...but now she is moving. I'll have to meet more neighbors! You did the right thing...cry out and worship while cleaning. I think this is what makes you qualified to write your homekeeping posts! May God bless you! Janine

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    1. What a great idea! Perhaps your next neighbours will be in that as well.. I try to keep it real. Not all of us are great housekeepers... and when we feel accomplished in it, it's nice to be able to show it off! Thank you for commenting today! Blessings, Glenys

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