The Holiness of Sleep

A new day has dawned, mighty saints!!!!!!! I hope you all had good rest last night! Rest for us as our Father’s kids is important as He says:

“It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for He gives to His beloved sleep.”

Psalm 127:2

In this verse, our Father is saying to rise up real early and stay up real late is to short change ourselves on rest! Our Father is working everyday in this world, even this day and while our Father’s timetable is different than ours, in that a day to Him is like a thousand years and a thousand years are like a day, He sets an example for us, in that when our Father created the world, when some of His work was done, He built in a time of rest for Himself:

“And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it He rested from all the work of creating that He had done.”

Genesis 2:1-2

 Our Father called rest holy, but as we take the Bible as a whole, He also tells us sleep is sweet, but in healthy quantities:

“Do not love sleep, or you will grow poor.”

Proverbs 20:13

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Guy Sleeping on Tire

Man sleeping in tire

Yikes! Do take care of you, precious saints!!!!!!! Protect your rest times as our Father desires that for you!

Sleeping in Post

As I ponder these thoughts today, Father lays it upon my heart the importance of talking about all of us honoring resting times in people’s lives. I know people that go to bed at 8:00pm at night because they raise up really early to be at work and because I know that about them, I don’t call or text them after a certain time of day. Many people turn their phones off at night for silence, but many keep their phones on by their beds for setting an alarm or for family emergency calls like “I’m at the hospital at 3:00am. Can you please come take me home as I rode the ambulance here.” Yikes! I certainly like being there for my family! In loving people, it is good for us to all be mindful that non-emergency texts and calls in times of people’s resting can be disturbing to their sleep, stirring up thought processes and creating the need to settle back into sleep again. For people that have a difficult time sleeping anyway, this can be problematic to their well being.  I have given in to sending texts at all hours myself in the past, assuming people turn their phones off at night and I have also created texts in the past and have them ready to go the next morning just to clear my mind of a thought I don’t want to forget about, but have not hit the send button until the next morning.  I hear our Father saying to me today that it is good to be mindful of this as we seek to all do life together and love each other well! Letting people know if you are an early sleeper is good. So, having shared these thoughts after rest last night, I’m a gal up and ready for our Father’s work for me today and so excited about doing life with ya with our Father!!! Oh, it’s gonna be fun with Dad; it’s gonna be a divine adventure and with faith in our Father who loves us all with unfailing, unconditional love and is working all things for our good, it’s gonna be victorious!!! Woohoo! I’m ready for life happening today, are you? Love ya tons!!!!!!!

Baby Awake pumping iron

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