Getting busy

So… yeah… I’ve been busy. What’s new? With as much as I’ve attempted to cut out of my life over the past few years so I could have more hours each week to relax and enjoy life… just seems there are others filling in those voids. But, I’d have to say that those things that have been and continue to be added to my life are usually exceedingly awesome compared to those things that have been squeezed off as I venture down the narrow path. So, it’s all good 🙂

Being “off” physically for about 10 days following the Super Bowl seemed to throw a wrench in things. Didn’t get to the gym much; didn’t have much energy; had to sleep more (which I did sometimes and not others)… But the remaining .25% of unhealthiness I took with me up to Au Sable over the weekend vanished in the fresh air of northern Michigan… or vanished in the blessing of Christian fellowship… or vanished in response to persistent prayer. Whichever reason gives God more glory, I’m good with. Ultimately, I’m simply grateful it’s gone. I had a fever Feb. 4 and 5, but it broke the night of the 5th, with me waking up at about 2:30 to very wet sheets and pillows. Noting the uncomfortable environment, even in my grogginess, I abandoned my bed for my couch and slept the rest of the night away. So, the chills were gone, but a runny nose and cough persisted. The last 3 or 4 days my runny nose stopped running, but I still had congestion and an annoying cough.

Anyway, enough talk about sickness–an issue Jesus already settled.

There’s lots of things I could talk about but don’t have time to get into. I’m part-way through about 5 books right now and all of them have notable material to discuss. I recently finished an eye-opener called Needless Causalities of War by John Paul Jackson. It’s about understanding our authority and recognizing boundaries in spiritual warfare. It’s a quick read and I recommend it.

I’m really excited about my current book of focus: God’s Unfolding Battle Plan, by Chuck Pierce. It details what awaits the Bride the next seven years and what it looks like to be prepared for the trials and tribulations that are coming. The Lord’s been stirring my heart to grow in understanding of prophecy, and eschatology in particular, so I think this book, which I purchased several months ago, is going to be a real timely one for me.

Joel Maust

Joel Maust is a blogger, marketer and photographer living in the beautiful Flathead Valley of northwest Montana.