Undertake, Not Undertaker

Some days I am productive. Today is not that day.

Some days I am bursting with vitality. Today is not that day.

I am recovering from the last round of Prednisone. Usually, I eat everything in sight. This time? I couldn’t sleep. The longer I was on it, the less sleep I got. I averaged 4 hours a night during the last week.

Now that the Prednisone is out of my system, my body is rebelling to the lack of rest: headaches, drowsiness, etc. I know I will just have to go to bed early…

until Christmas!

Two members of the band were still gone today and I had to play their parts. It turned cold and my thumb cracked open. I put a butterfly strip on it to pull it closed and wrapped it in paper tape. (The crack was not on the surface that hits the keys.)

When we arrived at church, it was 60 degrees inside. (I carry fingerless gloves for just such times.) The heat was turned on, but it took an hour for it to warm up.

It’s raining and the changes in barometric pressure wreaks havoc on my sinuses.

Both vaporizers broke.

When I read today’s verse I was looking forward to a nap, not a challenge.

Deuteronomy 12:18, “…And you shall rejoice before the Lord your God in all that you undertake.” ESV

But, when I entered in to worship, I got the strength I needed to do what God has called me to do.

I rejoice that my thumb is healing and it won’t rain forever. I have a warm bed to sleep in; and David went out and bought a new vaporizer!

My favorite song is “Dance Again”…

“Praise him when your heart is breaking; when your strength is almost gone, lift up your song and praise him, through the fire and fury, in the dark night of your soul. Your God is in control…”  Life Worship, Uk

Dear Lord,

Thank you that I never undertake anything alone. Thank you for bringing healing through worship.




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