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Maybe it's because I'm not getting enough sleep, or maybe it's because I've been filling in for my boss while he takes his daughter back to college. Or it could just be that I'm getting old - but i really don't have much to blog about today. I'm sure most of those who stumble across this blog are pretty busy - and even have seasons when you are extremely busy. I think I am in the extreme category right now. I literally have something on every day of the calander from now until the beginning of August. Ugh! I know the sabbath was made for man, but I really need to get back and delve into all that God has for me in how He has designed me. Have you ever given a thought to why God made us to require rest? I can't remember exactly the amount of time, but if a person goes without sleep for long enough they die! No matter how much no doze or caffiene one consumes the body will eventually just quit. Not to mention the halucinations that begin when the mind is fatigued enough. I was once so tired that I could have sworn an entire platoon of soldiers were marching through the woods not 20 yards from where I was at! C.J. Mahaney once preached on the gift of sleep. :) I nudged my wife on this one... he he he. Seriously though. It is a reminder of our place in the cosmos. God who does not require rest, who carries the suns and tells them where to go, is all present all the time. There is no where He is not. Nothing He is not aware of. But man, who was made in His image, requires rest. We are not infinite. And how helpless are we when we are asleep! I am a light sleeper, and usually the light footsteps of my children down the hall is enough to wake me up - but there are times when one can yank that pillow right out from under my head and I will barely break stride in my breathing rythem. :) Well, the next time you are sleepy remember to give thanks to the Lord. That He is the sustainer and protector of you. Verse for today: John 14:1-7, esv “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; [1] believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” [2] Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. [3] From now on you do know him and have seen him.”

2 comments:

ALP said...

I was listening to the radio the other day and someone was talking about the need for sleep...

Did you know if you do not get enough sleep it causes us to crave food?

Maybe that is why I am heavy - I don't sleep enough (or exercise enough)...

Def Jeff said...

No worries, Sleepy or not, your awesomeness still shines...