He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. - Colossians 1:15-16

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Five Minute Friday…Awake!


Oh my goodness, here I am awake again.  It’s going to be morning before I know it.  I have to get up and go to work.  I have a meeting and I need to be able to focus.  What time is it?  12:15 am and I’ve been lying here for over two hours. 

Lord, please help me to sleep.  What time is it…1:00 am.  With each passing minute I feel more stressed.  

Okay Lord, whom do you want me to pray for?  Help me to focus so I can at least make this time productive.  

It seems like the sleepless nights are too frequent.  I’m awake and cannot go to sleep, no matter how tired I am.  I find when I fret, I just get more stressed and stay awake longer.  

However when I take the approach that perhaps it’s a divine appointment that the Lord may have me up so that I can be praying, it takes the stress out it.  At least the time is productive and I’m not keeping my husband awake too.  

The Lord will bring different people and situations to mind for me to pray about.  I also ask that the Lord will help me to make it through that day despite precious little sleep.  



This post is being linked to 5-Minute Friday courtesy of The Gypsy Mama, where you simply write for 5 minutes without worrying if it's right or not.  Go ahead...head on over and give it a try!



4 comments:

~Stacy said...

I've been telling my teenage son the very same thing when he has trouble sleeping at night. "Some might blame the hormones, but there's a good chance God is just missing you and wants to chat for awhile, so bring out your Bible and spend some time in prayer." It has always helped me to either drift off to sleep in peace or at least know that my time is being spent well. May your divine appointment with Him be blessed!

susanwalkergirl said...

Dear Stacy,

Thanks for stopping by. I think you are on the right track with the advice for your teenage son.

Perhaps the Lord has us awake so that we can bring family, friends, co-workers, students and others before the throne of grace in prayer.

When I view it as a divine appointment I am blessed by the Lord. When I resist...well let's just say I'm not a blessing to anyone that day.

I enjoyed reading your blog Stacy. You have a gentle and sweet spirit that comes through.

Blessings in Christ...Susan

Wanda said...

What a great way to look at those restless nights. I have times were my mind racing and I had to just get on up early and write what I heard or pray.

Jaimie said...

Well Stacy's here too! We visited each other's blogs yesterday. :)

I really need to remember this when I wake up at night. Most nights I sleep pretty soundly, but there are times when I'm kept awake for one reason or another. Instead of thinking of what I need to do the next day, fretting or worrying about various things, I could be praying and making my time one of great benefit, even if I'm not sleeping. Thanks for this reminder, and thanks for visiting my blog! :)