I don’t know where I’m heading with this thought, but today the occupational therapist is here now drilling my dear sweet husband on his exercises. He just wants to do them and get it over with for the day. The importance of ‘slow’ and ‘methodical’ has evaded. Wanting the muscles to obey the brain in controlled motion, ‘slow’ and ‘methodical’ is essential. Even the speech therapists have taught, breath deep and let the air out slow, rest and repeat; speak slow, 5 words, enunciate, take a breath. I know it is difficult for him to slow down and throughout our 43+ years of marriage I have had trouble keeping up with him because he is fast moving and decisive. We are both ‘speedy’ in our own realm. Speed sometimes means we lose control, just like in driving a car too fast. In time past I was in a hurry to get some work done in the yard, wearing flip-flops, I fell backward over the garden hose box and cracked my head on the patio. It hurt, I saw stars and learned ‘speed and flip flops’ like in the Jimmy Buffet song about stepping on a ‘pop top’, can be a problem.
The devotions we have together each day are best ‘READ OUT LOUD’. It’s a discipline/THERAPY that makes a difference. It’s therapy for our souls.
Romans 10:17 So FAITH COMES BY HEARING and hearing through the word of Christ.
Galatians 3:2 Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or BY HEARING WITH FAITH? 3 Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh?