Autumn is my season of caution. Once Ragweed blooms, everything changes. Even my diet.
I cut out: melons, cucumbers, zucchini, chamomile, bananas, sunflower seeds, tomatoes, and strawberries. After a killing frost, I will be able to eat most of them again. Chamomile and sunflower are in the Ragweed family. I avoid them all year.
I actually prefer rainy days. It cleans the pollen out of the air. Hot, sunny, windy days are the hardest. The pollen is all stirred up.
In 2011, I didn’t leave the house after Ragweed bloomed for 104 days. I was sick for 6 weeks during that fall.
I ask God for guidance. When opportunities come, He tells me whether to go or not. (It’s like listening to your conscience.)
I was asked to go to 2 different places on Monday. I really wanted to go but all morning I felt a cloud over me. Verses in the chapters that I read that day warned against it. I finally gave in and decided not to go to either one.
The second invitation was for Thursday. I feel like I am letting my family down when I say no.
Nehemiah 9:34, “They ignored your commands, dismissed the warnings you gave them.” The Message
That verse reminded me that God said no. I will obey and heed the warning. I called and left a message that I couldn’t go.
After I hung up, God reminded me that I am not their source, He is. He has a plan for that day. I would just be in the way.
September 24, 2019: Nehemiah 7-9.
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