Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sunday thoughts

A couple of weeks ago, I was riding high, spiritually speaking.

We had had several weeks of exceptionally great meetings at church. I was praying more intently, and receiving answers. I was reading thought-provoking spiritual books. I was reading the Ensign. I was thinking a lot about the things I was reading.

Fast forward to today. Today was pretty good, actually, but last Sunday I had to stay home from church. Last week I was dealing with sickness on multiple fronts. I was tired, I missed church, I had to skip the Relief Society temple trip, and I wasn't doing any spiritual reading. And I could really feel it. It was like I was... deflated. The lightness I had been experiencing was just gone.

Is that all it takes?

A few days of slipping on my personal spiritual study and one week of missed church and I felt like I was taking a nosedive? Wow.

Such a stark contrast. Whereas before I was feeling tuned in, strong, open, and willing, I quickly (so quickly!) got to the point where I was just feeling listless, closed off, and strangely apathetic.

I definitely know which I prefer. So now I know what I have to do.


Erin said...

OH ya Michelle...I'm with you. I had one of those days today too.

Jill said...

I totally think that's all it takes! It's so easy to feel listless and indifferent, but the contrast of feeling "tuned in, strong, open and willing" is addictive. I have been feeling that way and it makes me feel like I can do anything, I love it!! Hopefully you'll get back on track this week. I find that it really helps to listen to church music and Conference podcasts while doing other things, that's also a good way to prep for Conference which is only 2 weeks away. I'm trying to consciously prepare for that this time.

patsy said...

Isn't that crazy!?
bummer that's all it takes-

YOU CAN do it though!!
Thinking of you - makes me think I can. I appreciate that more than you know.
I keep thinking I'm going to email & set up a lunch date- I would LOVE that- but it just never slows downa round here.

Alisa said...

My 14 year old missed church a few Sundays ago because she was sick. That next Sunday she said she felt so lucky to be able to go to church. That she missed it and what she got from it. It made me think- So did your post. said...

Turn first to prayer.

Love you. Mom

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