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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Night revelations

I believe that during the night we are closest to God, especially when sleep won't come, or when we have dreams that trouble us and awaken us. I read somewhere that sleeping through for 8 hours is a fairly modern concept; that sleep used to be divided between the first and second sleep, (3-4 hours each) with a period of wakefulness in between. For years, my sleep has fallen into that pattern, and it's during that between time that I  have my closest conversations with God and my deepest examination of conscience. God grants us that time of no distractions for us to spend time with Him. So I believe.

Last night I was thinking about how in my youth I had grand passions and longings that I thought I couldn't live without. Now I look back and am thankful that those were unanswered prayers, for they would have led me away from my faith.However circuitous the route, I think I am firmly planted where God wants me on my earthly journey, and I can finally let go of those dreams and desires. For if they take me away from God, I want no part of them.

3 comments:

Michael said...

Shirley, the most holy person I know in my church says that God wakes him up all the time in the middle of the night to pray. And he does until he feels God will let him go back to sleep!

God Bless you.

Shirley said...

I pray to my guardian angel when I go to bed, and ask him to make sure to awaken me in the 3 o'clock hour so that I may pray for souls. He rarely fails :0)

Marilena Fenn said...

I pray even in my dreams, and I even say the name of our Lord, Jesus in my dreams. particularly if it is a bad dream.