Tag: Sleeping

Lord Of Our Living

A.W. Tozerby A.W. Tozer

Who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. 1 Thessalonians 5:10

I have studied the New Testament enough to know that our Lord Jesus Christ never made the sharp distinctions between “secular” and “sacred” that we do! I think it is wrong to place our physical necessities on one side and put praying, singing, giving, Bible reading, and testifying on the other. When we are living for the Lord and living to please and honor Him, eating our breakfast can be just as spiritual as having our family prayers. There is no reason for a committed Christian to apologize, “Lord, I am awfully sorry but you know I have to eat now. I will be with you again just as soon as I am through.” Well, we have a better way than that in our living for God, and we see as we consider His feeding of the 5,000 the meaning of His Lordship. Jesus Christ is Lord—Lord of our bread and Lord of our eating and Lord of our sleeping, and Lord of our working! Brethren, our Lord is with us, sanctifying everything we do, provided it is honest and good.

by A.W. Tozer

The Sleeping Guard

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

When I was in college, I was working as a security guard. One of my coworkers was a ministerial student, who every night would go into the president’s office at night and sleep. One day the president came in early and this ministerial student was found sleeping on the job. That was the end of his job.

Messiah gave us a parable in Luke 12. The master goes away, the servants grow complacent, doing whatever they want, beating other servants. He returns, finds them unfaithful and punishes them. The parable is about Him. He left the world. He is the master and you don’t see Him, so it’s easy to grow complacent. What are you doing with your life? What are you doing with your time that He gave you? Are you doing His will? Are you letting your light shine? The Master is coming back. There is no time to live a complacent life. Prepare for eternity. You want Him to say, “Well done good and faithful servant.” “Enter the joy of your Master.”

by Jonathan Cahn