Last night, I slept through the night for the first time in 4 days. I am so grateful this morning. Yesterday was an interesting day as I stayed as busy as possible in the hopes that I wouldn’t fall over, while my brain was functioning at what felt like 1/3rd of its capacity.
Over the phone last night, my mother-in-law reminded me of Ps. 127:2 which says, “for so He gives His beloved sleep.” Yes!! I hadn’t thought about that. When I found myself waking up again last night at what must have been 1:00 or 3:00, just like the nights before, I began to pray and remind the Lord of His Word, and He gave me sleep again. 🙂
The beginning of Psalm 127 says, “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.” It brings to mind an important question for us all: Are you building your life in vain, or are you allowing the Lord to be the master builder?
Who’s blueprints are you using? Are you using the blueprints you’re making up as you go, or the ones clearly laid out in His Word? As I quoted this scripture in my prayer last night, I didn’t first ask myself if I was His beloved or not. I was simply crying out to my Beloved, and to the One who supplies my needs.
His plans for our lives are the only ones that will lead to salvation and the only ones that will stand. Instead of laboring in vain, we can allow His Word to be the blueprints upon which we choose to build our lives. Doing this takes all the pressure off. He will be the One building, not us. We do not need to lose sleep, wondering how or what to build next. We can rest in the fact that He is the Master Builder and He has it all under control!
Yes, I am speaking to myself in this blog. When I awake with worry, ideas, plans to be made, and questions about the next section to be worked on, I can simply remind myself that He has it all under control. If I choose to follow His plans and submit to His will, I need not worry. I recall my Savior telling us, “Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you.” It is impossible for Him to lie, so this must be true. Let’s seek Him, and let Him do the building. What’s left to do but give Him praise!?
Praising Him! \o/
An interesting sermon on sleep: The Peculiar Sleep of the Beloved, Charles Spurgeon