Sick...and got the crazy revelation to prove it!

It's been  while since I have had a brilliant idea...a post that blew my socks off!  So thank God for photographs, other articles and interesting life stories that have made up most of my posts in the previous months. Plus it is a bit daunting to derive great revelation and insight from mundane day to day experiences like having a sinus congestion and flu for over a week? Or is it?

For the last 2 weeks I have been battling some kind of sickeness.  From head aches and coughs, fever to chills, sinus pressure to loss of appetite and a runny nose still, I have experienced it all.  However there has been one symptom that has intrigued me.  But before I get into that I have a question...if you had to lose one of your five senses, which one would it be? Please do comment before reading the rest of this post.

Ok...did you comment? No cheaters!  I could say for me, I would choose to lose my sense of smell? Out of the five, scent just seems to be the weakest link.  Right, back to my sickness...being that I have some sort of sinus infection, I had lost my sense of smell.  I couldn't smell a thing.  Consequently when you can't smell, your taste buds are non existent (which really leads me to believe there are only 4 senses, since smell and taste really a two in one deal).

With my sense of taste and smell gone...there went my appetite.  Food had lost it's flavour.  It didn't matter what was placed in front of me,  it didn't appeal. Then the thought came to mind... losing a worldly appetite?

Have you gotten to a place in your christianity where the world doesn't "appeal to you".  When the latest song on the radio doesn't itch your ears to hear.  When your co-workers chat about all the fun they had over the weekend and it doesn't secretly penetrate your heart and leave you with the thoughts "I am missing out".  Though we would seldom admit it to our fellow sisters in Christ, we know our appetites for the world are lurking.  Even if it be just a small appetite. Those unsaid desires to "miss a church service to watch a popular musical coming to town" or the disappointment you feel when Revival falls on Valentines Day.(hehe, don't shoot me now...i've been there)  Or that little voice that tells you, everyone is different and just because they have a higher standard doesn't mean I need to...but inside you know you need to.  Our appetites for the world can be as blatant as a bikini on sumo wrestler or as subtle as beauty mark on a freckled face.  But as Believers in Christ our ultimate aim is " If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever."1 John 15-17

So here's my advice catch the spiritual flu and lose your appetite to the world! :)
The crazy revelations we get when we are sick huh?


  1. you are a wise woman! sorry you are sick :( i think I would lose scent too. though it would be a sad day to lose that!

  2. Love this post! And I secretly get upset when service is on Valentines day too lol!

  3. Thoughtful post! It's neat when we can take something good out of the things in life that don't seem that great. Flu= revelation! Who would have thought, lol ...


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