Get Up You Sleepy Head!
But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.
I cannot tell you how much money I have spent on trying to get a good night’s sleep. I have followed all of the advice – no lights, have a quiet sound maker, no TV, sleep on this side, sleep on that side, have a certain pillow, keep the thermostat down, etc. I even have a C pap machine which I must say I resist using.
When my husband woke me up that Sunday morning for church after a rough night, the enthusiasm for going just eluded me. Couldn’t I just stay home this one Sunday? Couldn’t I just stay in bed?
No, I could not. For one thing I am supposed to have a scheduled bedtime and get up time so I had to get up, and, for another thing, I knew I needed to go.
First thing you know after we got there, I sat by good friends. They brightened my spirit greatly. Then when the first song started, my heart started to perk up. After the music, our pastor preached from Hebrews 10. I had never paid attention to verse 39, but it really spoke to me.
Whether I get what I consider a good night’s rest or not, I do not need to “shrink back”. I do have faith that I am saved. I can count on God to restore my soul and give me the strength to get through the day, especially His day.
Worshipping the Savior who saved me, reading His Word, fellowshipping with His people brought me more energy than I ever could imagine. I would never have experienced any of it had I stayed home in bed.
So my advice for myself – put that C pap on, be thankful for whatever sleep I do get, and get out of bed on time! I do not want to be a “shrinker”. Satan cannot destroy me.
Father, it is through You we have salvation and are not destroyed. I put my faith in you alone.