Tuesday, July 23, 2013

God's Gift of Sleep

It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows; for so He gives His beloved sleep. (Psalm 127:2)

  • Sleep is essential for good health. When we don’t get enough sleep, we put ourselves at risk of premature aging, weight gain, and diseases ranging from colds and flu to cancer.

  • What God accomplishes in our bodies while we sleep is nothing short of miraculous. God replenishes our energy, rebuilds and restores our cells, and reorganizes information in our brains.

  • There are many reasons for not getting enough sleep. But overwork should not be one of them. Sleep is a gift from God that we should receive with gratitude. If we are not getting enough, we need to find out why. Are we working too hard to earn money to acquire things we don’t need? Are we doing it because we think no one else is capable of doing?

  • Sometimes we are tempted to believe that the work we do when we are awake is more important than the work God does while we sleep. It is not good to refuse God’s gift of sleep. God does not want us to be a slave to work. He wants us to enjoy His gift of sleep.

  • Do enjoy enough sleep to be fresh everyday. You need enough sleep to have a nice day, to remain active the whole day, and to do work with zeal.

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