Living a Life Unexpected

Excitement Follows Wherever He Goes!!!

A_Alyssa     AsherNail     AsherCrazy

If you know Asher, you know that “excitement” follows him wherever he goes!  This has been a theme in his life since he has been very small.  Some of that “excitement” makes us laugh uncontrollably, but some of that “excitement” comes with some tears.  Well, our most recent “excitement” was the tear filled kind.  While he was playing in the park near our house, he stepped on a dirty rusty long nail.  OOUUCCHH!  Since, he was due for a tetanus shot, we had to take him to the local ER.  As you can imagine, he was not at all excited about this adventure, so with many tears we went to the hospital. The nurses immediately took us to a bed and began to evaluate his injury. The nurses began to tell us all that was going on and all that was going to happen. Once things calmed down in our area and the nurses began to gather all the needed supplies, Asher looked at me and said, “Mom, I really wish that I did not understand all that they are saying.”  Trey and I both started laughing so hard.  Oh, how we both deeply understood that honest phrase.

When we got home, I just could not get that honest little phrase out of my head.  Isn’t that exactly how we all feel at times, even when everyone speaks the same language?  When things are not going as WE planned and God or godly people try to give us hard advice, we want to close our ears and do it our way.  I can vouch that if Asher had done it his way, we never would have graced the doors of the hospital. 🙂  Like Asher not wanting to hear about the shot and the incision that they were going to have to make to clean out the wound, we sometimes don’t want to hear God saying, “Be patient”, “Just wait”, or maybe even “NO”, even though we may not want to hear those things, they are good for us.  They grow us closer to God and make us stronger in our faith.  If we had not listened to wisdom and taken him to the hospital, he may have developed a severe infection, as Christians when we charge ahead in our own wisdom and refuse to listen to God or godly people, we develop an “infection” in our spiritual walk with the Lord.  My prayer is that we always walk with open ears, attentive to the Lord and to godly people that He has put in our lives.

And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.  Isaiah 30:21

 

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