I am grateful for the gift of sleep. It is one activity which I experience daily that refreshes me like nothing else is able to do. When I am asleep, the Lord blesses me with the ability to rest in a way that allows my body, mind and soul to recuperate from the events of each day.
When I awake from a nap, many times I become aware that I am entering another period of time and opportunity to be consciously engaged in communion with Him.
For many years I took my waking hours for granted and habitually went through daily routines without giving any thought to God or His kingdom.
Now, I am blessed with a continual awareness of Him that makes every wakeful moment potentially vibrant and alive with His peace and joy.
I pray that the Lord will draw me closer to Him every time I wake up from periods of rest and sleep.