356 Into My Mind Popped…
August 2, 1989 San Francisco
I woke up feeling unusual. Am I pregnant? Doubt pushed the thoughts away. I asked God to speak to me today about it—silently, in my heart. A very short time later, on my walk around Bridgemont campus, worshiping, fellowshipping with God, I asked God again to speak to me on this subject. Into my mind popped 1 Thessalonians 2:7 and 1 Thessalonians 5:1!
This is what they say:
1 Thessalonians 2:7 but we were gentle among you, like a mother caring for her little children.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-3 Now brothers about times and dates we do not need to write you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.
Depressed—not pregnant. Why do I want to be?
pure: my heart has been changed by God so that it is now the desire of my heart
truth: yet, hope deferred makes the heart grow sick
flesh: I would be able to justify sleeping more
pride: it would show me and others God’s favor on us
practical: I feel it would be good for the boys to have to become more helpful, independent in the kitchen, and good for Daniel not to be the baby.
I am always surprising myself that I am so real with God and myself.