Want to really know what will help you sleep better tonight?
Getting a good night’s sleep begins the moment you wake up in the morning. When the things of eternal value are pursued during your daytime hours, sleep comes easy. The conscience is clear–no regrets. No worries.
“A clean conscience makes a soft pillow.”
In the dogged pursuit of things sometimes we fail to recognize the obvious. Those moments of time to be embraced before they quickly vanish into the past. Sometimes we stumble upon the significant, like finding the pearl of great price. It was there all the time. But the treasure was found only after recognizing it’s presence. Capturing the moment. Life is about living for eternity–one precious moment at a time. Sometimes those “things” crawl into your lap.
An Aha moment:
This morning I was hit over the head with this principle. I stayed home to help the kids prepare for school. Hoping to catch a quick devotion, I sat down for a quick study of the Psalms.
Out of nowhere, Charlie my four year old crawled into my lap with his morning devotional–a lego dinosaur comic book. God spoke volumes to both Dad and Charlie through that “lego” devotional.
Life is about living, nurturing relationships with eternity in mind, knowing that we have captured those moments prepared for us to invest in the lives of others.
Stop. Embrace the moment.
Speaking of psalms, this one reminds us of the futility of our own striving, the need to focus on a legacy and the prioritizing the little ones in our lives. If you want to sleep better, think about putting a priority on those relationships God has given you.
1 Unless the Lord builds the house,
the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
the guards stand watch in vain.
2 In vain you rise early
and stay up late,
toiling for food to eat—
for he grants sleep to[a] those he loves.
3 Children are a heritage from the Lord,
offspring a reward from him.
4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are children born in one’s youth.
5 Blessed is the man
whose quiver is full of them.
They will not be put to shame
when they contend with their opponents in court.
Sleep on it!