Oh blogging world….. for some reason my brain hasn’t been coming up with great content for the past few weeks! It will occur to me to blog – but what? But here I am and here you are. So today, I thought I would just share a few thoughts that have been rumbling around my mind/spirit over the past week. They’re not connected but maybe you need to hear them just as much as I need to ponder them.
First, I do not consider myself a pregnancy expert by any means! Whew!!!! But – one thing that I do feel has been a great decision is getting chiropractic adjustments throughout the pregnancy. I have had no back pain to speak of and very little hip pain and I think it’s really helped to stay in alignment. Hang in there because I am going somewhere with this!
My chiropractor has adjusted me once a month, but in the last month leading up to delivery, he will adjust me once a week. He explained to me that as the body prepares to give birth everything starts shifting a lot more and it is important to stay on top of keeping it aligned. Makes sense!
So here’s thought number one: We all know what transition feels like and often, we can feel the new season coming right at us when it is time. I am a visual person. So – thinking about our bodies shifting so much in preparation for birthing and then thinking about how that parallels to our lives when the new is upon us makes sense to me. And what’s important when we’re in that preparation/shifting time? Alignment! I don’t know about you – but for me – alignment comes straight from the Word of God. The Word keeps me lined up with truth instead of the fake truths my mind would love to dwell on. You know what I mean! Those fake truths that are based on fear, past disappointments, and a lack of believing that God is who He really says He is.
So if you’re like me and KNOW that you know that change is upon you – watch that alignment and know that you need extra doses of truth to keep you ready to fully step into the new at the right time and in the fullest way.
And here’s thought number two (briefly!!!): I Samuel 17:50 “So David triumphed over the Philistine with only a sling and a stone, for he had no sword.”
Zion and I were reading this chapter on Sunday and that verse just jumped out at me! The sword would have been the expected weapon of choice to take down the giant in front of him. It’s what others would have used. It would have been a well-approved decision. It wouldn’t have raised eyebrows or garnered verbalized criticisms as the shepherd boy approached the tall giant. But our friend David had never even trained with a sword, let alone possessed one. He didn’t know any better so he confidently picked up the simple stones and a sling. It was what he was comfortable with and what the Lord had been training him with. Yes – the Lord HAD been training him to kill a giant while taking care of sheep. The two seem like such different circumstances and skill sets don’t they? But – His ways are higher than our ways….and just plain different than our ways.
So wherever you are, and wherever I am – I think it’s good to take a moment and remind myself that God is my trainer. He is my provider. He is going to get me to the right place at the right time. I WILL be prepared to take on giant in front of me that stands in the way of my destiny – regardless of what my preparation looks like. And you will too!