Sunday, 7 August 2016

God neither slumbers nor sleeps!

I had one of those nights where I kept waking up and then being awake really early. I lie in bed thinking of my need for sleep and rest and God's complete 'otherness.' He is beyond the requirement of sleep. After hours we NEED sleep - I can't continue to function, but God doesn't have that problem. No matter what time of day or night you will find Him ready to listen - check out Psalm 121:3 - He neither slumber nor sleeps!!!

God is always available! In life we have people around us that also have an element of being always available to us (limited availability though) - my husband often says if you need me in the night wake me. It was something he said to me frequently when I was going through depression and some dark seasons in my life.  But get this is you can - waking a person up in the middle of the night often disorientates them, it isn't a welcome interruption to their night. What amazes me is that when we go to God - no matter the hour, situation, context or attitude- He, Father God, is delighted to hear our voice to spend that time communing with Him. He is above willing to listen- He is thrilled to listen! He gives you His full attention! Once I woke Malcolm up and asked him to pray for me- he wasn't really awake but his prayer quickly turned to jibberish as he began praying about a quiche!!!!! I laughed but you know Jesus intercedes on our behalf - awake in the night hour or the early hours He will be there to hear you, to speak to you. He loves it! Your God neither slumbers nor sleeps!

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