Influencing culture for the Kingdom

Proverbs 6:10 NIV

“A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest—”

I can fall asleep just about any time, any where. I’m not usually tired but it’s usually pretty easy for me to relax and drift off. I don’t often do it in meetings or at church, but it might have been a battle not to once or twice. There is a tendency to look down on those who take time to rest and sleep. There is no doubt we live in a world with urgent needs, especially spiritually. Early in my ministry it was the cool thing to tell someone, “there will be plenty of time to sleep when I’m dead.” Pretty dumb. The fact is that I don’t want to spend my time in heaven catching up on sleep, there is nothing super spiritual about working yourself into exhaustion. That is not how God built us. Sluggards are a whole different story. They are intentionally lazy. Those who don’t pursue living their God given life to it’s fullest are a tragic waste and a poor example of what it means to be a Christ follower. I like how Victor Hugo represented his thoughts on this passage. “Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.” Victor Marie Hugo (1802-1885) Today diligently live out God’s plan for your day and then sleep the sleep of the righteous. #BeTheEdge

“I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.” Jeremiah 31:25 NIV