1/7/09

From the Word Wednesday...



It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late,
to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
Psalm 127:2
The economy is in extreme trouble
Wars and rumors of wars are all around us
Earthquakes
Famine
Disease
401 k's are at risk
taxes increase
bird flu epidemic hovers
Family trouble
Depression on the rise and those on drugs to manage it depressed more than ever
Financial woes
Americas work force is tired and addicted to caffine or worse
Up early to beat the rat race
up late to watch the Late Night Show
(add your own personal fear or worry here)
Vanity, vanity all is vanity!
You can rise early all you want to try to beat the rat race, and stay up late to get in on the latest worldy gossip or try to veg before you lie in bed tossing and turning trying to sleep after a long day at the office. Counting sheep doesn't work, it only annoys you as they baaaaa.
You are tired, annoyed, exhasuted and grumpy to say the least.
Plumeting investments bring fear to your thoughts of retiring early in the Bahamas.
Worry to your hearts content, but it won't change one bit, it won't change your heigth either:)
Or,
you could just read your Bible when you get up,
read it when you go to bed (that is a sure fire way to fall asleep)
Just trust in God, He is in control anyway whether you believe it or not.
Just stop drop and roll into the arms of Jesus and experience the peace that passes all understanding!
Sleep like rain falls from God in heaven. It is by His decree that His children sleep.
The head hits the pillow after walking in the ways of our God, and we are asking for mercy and strength to continue another day should the Lord tarry his return.
Beloved...those that belong to God through Jesus..
Beloved, your rest is in Jesus.
For so He giveth His beloved sleep...
and in the original language that means...sleep.
Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
The Angels watch me through the night
and keep me in His blessed sight
Amen
and
Good Night
May you sleep well in Jesus.

3 comments:

Ace said...

Great post and great truth I have taken to doing just this to put The Princesses and myself to bed.

Many Blessings :)
Ace

Cherie said...

I just wanted to stop by to wish you a Happy New Year. It's a little belated, sorry! It's taken me a while to get back to normal after our trip to CA.

Blessings!
Cherie

ehart said...

One of my cousins just mentioned that the worst thing you can do is to bring work home or take anything into your bedroom. Your work should stay at work (outside of the home work, that is) and only rest should be in the bedroom. The arguement being that we won't sleep or rest with those things on our minds and we won't be able to leave them behind. We should compartmentalize work to work areas, study to study areas, entertainment to entertainment areas, etc.

Perhaps more of us should remove all items not related to rest from our bedrooms. This would include televisions, radios, magazines, etc.

Everything except our Bibles. Then we will not be distracted from either God or rest and will equate the two to each other.

Great post as always, Ladybug!

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