Sunday, November 18, 2007
...lead me to the Rock that is higher than I. Psalm 61:2
This has been a hectic week! People cancelling or rescheduling their lessons due to the train strike, driving to the city in the heavier-than-usual traffic, the second week of my seminary course and all the reading assignments that come along with it, an extra rehearsal with the praise and worship team, the remains of my UTI and the antibiotics, a Schleimbeutelentzuendung (AKA bursitis) in my wrist, and other surprises and challenges. This morning before church, I was feeling at the edge of total burnout. The usual Sunday morning "stuff" - people showing up late for sound check, the preacher asking for changes to the program, monitors not working, and more.
None of these things are usually enough to faze me, even when they come all at once, but today I had to ask a couple of people to pray for me before the service (after the "official" pre-service prayer time) because I didn't know how I was going to get through leading the worship time. Again, the Lord demonstrated that, when we get to the end of ourselves, he's there to meet us. I was determined to sing the words of the songs in faith, even if I didn't "feel like" praising him and he blessed that determination. We had a good time of corporate worship and I'm feeling personally renewed. I'm also committed to finding ways to make this week less hectic - as much as it depends on me. This might mean cutting out some things I'd like to do, or saying no in a few other cases.
Maintenance report: I haven't gone back to tracking but am not too concerned because I was still a pound under my goal weight on Wednesday. It looks like I'm handling my eating without tracking calories and I really appreciate that I don't have to spend the time online doing that, I'll certainly go back to it if I see an upward trend on the scale. I haven't been to the gym in two weeks because of my health issues but am really looking forward to finally getting a chance to do my new strength training workout on Tuesday evening.