The Lord has so much to teach me about living the surrendered life. I am tempted, when the Lord asks me to do something that is not in my agenda, to remind Him that I have surrendered six times over, and their names are.....
Last night I got a urgent text from a friend asking me to go to the doctor with her in the city--an hour journey on a crazy road in a crowded taxi. My first reaction was of the flesh, "I am so tired. I have a secondary sinus infection. I really need to prepare for the next season of homeschool. And I want to be home with my husband on his only day off." The city is a hot, dusty, dirty and crowded place, not in my agenda of what I wanted for my (emphasis mine) day.
Isn't the Lord so gentle with us? He asked me, "have you not agreed to live the surrendered life?" Yes, Lord! "Then please go with your friend to the doctor."
So, with Enoch in tow (and the encouragement/blessing of my husband), my friend and I traveled to the city for a loooong doctor wait/visit. I got Enoch's hemoglobin checked, which is really low, so please pray that the love of family and good food will change his numbers! The Lord covered us as we traveled, blessed our fellowship and allowed us to meet up with a close friend for lunch!