Thursday, 5 December 2019

Lying awake at night

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"How terrible it will be for you to lie awake at night, thinking up evil plans." - Micah 2:1

I am sure there are many of us who can relate to lying awake at night not able to sleep. It is funny how all our problems seem a whole lot worse when we think of them in the dark!

In Micah's day there were many evil people who used their sleepless nights to do harm instead of planning to do good. I believe his challenge to us is rather use those bleak times, in the middle of the night, to make Godly plans and not selfish plans that will harm others.

Galatians 5:4-6 (Message)
"I suspect you would never intend this, but this is what happens. When you attempt to live by your own religious plans and projects, you are cut off from Christ, you fall out of grace. Meanwhile we expectantly wait for a satisfying relationship with the Spirit. For in Christ, neither our most conscientious religion nor disregard of religion amounts to anything. What matters is something far more interior: faith expressed in love."

God's plan was always to bring hope and peace to our broken world, although I am sure there were moments when God could have chosen to forget us as the world was such a mess.

Living in Grace

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