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Stupid dream…. geez!

I rarely have ridiculous dreams that awaken me but that’s what happened this morning at 4:22 a.m..

I won’t get into the details of what I remember, but let’s just sum it up as disjointed, contentious and fortunately terminated by my subconscious realizing how stupid the dream was.

I was frustrated subsequently because I could not get back into a sound sleep, tossing an turning until the alarm went off a bit after 6.

I missed an opportunity that usually I respond to in a better fashion.

Perhaps I was too tired mentally to think clearly.

After helping Lori to get out the door to work, I grabbed a cup of coffee and read my One-Year Bible segment for the day.

And this is what I saw in Psalm 63:6…

“I lie awake thinking of you, meditating on you through the night.”

Thanks for the corrective Word, Lord.

I’ve been a Christian for almost 45 years and yet I still have faith focus lapses.

When a stupid dream awakens you, do you ever become frustrated and struggle to sleep again?

Or do you automatically start meditating on God’s Word and His grace as a means to displace crud from your mind in favor or thoughts about God’s goodness?

Last night was a reminder that I’m still on a journey of spiritual growth. Perhaps you are, too.

Let’s meditate more, particularly whenever we’re awakened during the night.

That way, if Satan has any hand in prompting our stupid dreams, he’ll realize he’s hurting his own cause and perhaps he’ll back off.

As always, I love you
Martin

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I received a good reminder in yesterday’s portion of the One-Year Bible:

“In the morning, LORD, You hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before You and wait expectantly.” (Psalm 5:3).

How would our comfort of faith and effectiveness for the Lord be different if our hunger for God were as consistent and persistent as our hunger for food?

Hmmmm…..

Is it not true that in the morning, we hear our stomach’s voice as it makes its requests known and waits expectantly?

Is it not also true that our stomach often exacts more obedience from us than does our faith?

Actually, my stomach is growling just now as I write this.

Funny, huh?

I’ll probably grab a bowl of cereal or some toast after this time of reading scripture, prayer and writing the Morning Devotion.

You and I would both be better off if we could say that our faith had complete control over our bodies 100 percent of the time.

Until our faith has more influence than our growling stomachs 100 percent of the time, or over our wandering eyes, or over our wagging tongues, then we still have room for improvement.

Let’s move closer to being the people who God wants us to be.

Let’s make sure that we start every morning by listening to His voice via time in the Word, time in prayer and time with reading devotional doses such as the Morning Devotion.

Such will move us closer to the being the persons that God expects.

As always, I love you
Martin

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