In the hospital, when I couldn't recall enough language skill to always even put together consistently coherent sentences, I am told my ability to recall relatively long passages of Scripture with a surprising level of accuracy, was rather uncanny. I do remember laying in the hospital bed, trying to stare out through terribly blurry and doubled vision, absolutely unable to even read the big E on a reading chart, and realizing that God had been putting that passion on my own heart, not so much for the (at least not) immediate benefit of our children, but so that I would be ministered to and filled with a well-spring of peace at the most vulnerable time of my life, and a time when I no longer could read His Word for myself! Amazing!
- So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. - Romans 12:1-2 (The Message)