9.21.2005

Effective Ways to Fall Asleep

For the past two years I've found a great way to fall asleep. It is fast, effective, and best of all it doesn't require medication! What may be surprising is that we've all known this solution but have never implemented it. The secret? Listen to a sermon! I mean, we all struggle with the temptation to sleep at church from time to time, why not put it into practice a few minutes before we go to bed?

My mom always wanted me to listen to two of her favorite preachers, David Jeremiah and Chuck Swindoll. Not ever having the time to actually sit down and listen to them during a day, I eventually discovered that I could put one of those two on and hear a great sermon as I go to sleep. Nearly ever time about five minutes into it I'd be put to sleep, but best of all I've got a few good minutes of truth (the best part is the intro anyways, right?)!

Well last night was the first night I've been able to do that thanks to WiFi internet at Matt Gambill's house. Last night's message was particularly relevant to me. It reminded me that God is in control and that I need to trust God whose ways are not my ways, and whose plans are not always my plans.

Isaiah 55:8-9

8 "For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,"
declares the LORD.

9 "As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.

A great reminder in a time that I am trying to figure things out. When we trust God, then circumstances, while ever sometimes disconcerting and confusing, will work out as He intended and not as we manipulated them to be.

Another great way to fall to sleep: read Gabe's Blog!

p.s. Just kidding Gabe, just thought you wouldn't mind the shameless plug!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Blake,

I just wanted to say that I'm sorry St. Louis didn't work out for you, but I'm really glad you're going to be around here (you are going to be in Oklahoma City, aren't you?).

We should hang out some time. You'll have to let me know if you have a random Law & Order party (that was fun last time), or maybe we can get a big group together and go see a movie or something. I still get email at my OC account if you'd like to get together. God bless.

Stephen Bell

Gabe said...

Wow, I've been so busy reading and writing papers that I just caught this. Thanks! And maybe I should read my blog to fall asleep...since I don't sleep anymore...because I have to read and write papers. Oy...I love grad scchool. No, I'm serious I love grad because I get to read and write papers.

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