(“Behold, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake, keeping his garments on, that he may not go about naked and be seen exposed!”)
Revelation 16:15 ESV
It’s so aggravating when you want to stay up, but you’re so tired that you can’t keep your eyes open. Your body just starts to send signals that you need rest.
But, you don’t want to sleep spiritually! That is not a good thing to do!
Sleeping spiritually means that you have closed your eyes and mind to the things of God. It means that you have allowed the things of this world to mean more to you than the things of God.
The Lord wants us to “stay awake” and pay attention to what is happening. When you purpose to see the world from a spiritual perspective, things change. What is going on takes on a whole new meaning. Suddenly, things that are not important, because very important!
Are you awake spiritually? No, like really awake! Are you paying attention to what is going on around you and does that cause you to live differently for the Lord?
Because when it all goes down, it will happen faster than you will realize. Jesus said He will come like a thief in the night.
So stay awake!
Father, help me to see clearly what You are doing. Help me to not get so comfortable that I fall asleep in this world and miss what You are doing and what You have called me to do!