The last couple weeks I was working odd hours and a lot of night shifts, so I was forced to neglect my correspondence on Facebook. Then I got a break and had a few extra hours of awake time. I opened my computer and waiting for me were 98+ notifications, 3 friend requests and 4 messages. I like to keep up with new friends and send personal messages to those who’ve shown interest in my writing, so I knuckled down and got everything done before I went to bed. Correspondence to reply to? Zero! What do you think happened while I slept?
I got up early and checked my computer. I had 98 more notifications, 2 messages and another friend request. My heart’s desire is to “go ye into all the world and preach the gospel,” (Mark 16:15). I do it by writing true life stories about applying God’s Word to everyday situations. I love writing and hearing the responses; It’s just that my writing responsibilities were at zero when I went to bed, and now I had another full load to take care of again. It’s a good thing I believe in what I’m doing.
Then I remembered a promise from the Bible: God does not slumber or sleep. While I was sleeping, He was busy taking care of business for me. “He will not allow your foot to slip or to be moved; He Who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel [His people, which includes us now] will neither slumber nor sleep” (Psalm 121:3-4).
Even while we sleep: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit and the angels are still working on our behalf to get the gospel around the world, to get our prayers answered and our lives blessed.
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