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No slumber!

Good morning brothers and sisters. I am full this morning and I don't mean with food. As I continue learning from the Lord, the easier it is to follow Him. But as I follow Him closer and closer, I am also learning there is very little slumber. Oh, I need slumber for my body and that is good. But for my spirit is ready to move. And this morning scripture came to me as I was reading. And I had the question, what are we waiting for? I don't know. Are we too scared or have we fallen asleep and don't want to wake up? I tend to lean on the latter of the two. We are comfortable. We gripe and moan and complain but we do little to change it. We call on God and ask Him to move, when we ourselves are unwilling. Ouch! But look at what I read this morning. Proverbs, yep good ole Proverbs. Proverbs 6:6-11. 6- Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise. Now I have to admit I have always had admiration for the ant. They work always. The build, we destroy. They get to work and rebuild. And God says the ant is wise. 7- Which, have no captain, overseer, or ruler. They have but one in charge and the rest know what to do and does it. And the one in charge is to keep the colony going. Reproduce! Make the colony bigger and stronger. 8- Provides her supplies in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest. They prepare. They know what they need and they go out and work and get it. 9- How long will you slumber, O sluggard? When will you rise from your sleep? I think God is calling us lazy. But that is a good question, how long will we slumber? He wants to know when we will wake up to Him. God is our one, like the ants. He is our all in all. 10- A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep- He knows the body needs rest. He knows the spirit needs rest. But I tend to believe we take it to the extreme. We put unnecessary things on our plates to make us look busy. We don't take the require time to be with the Lord. Heck, He even gave us a day to rest. To rest in the arms of our Savior and we don't even do that. Look what happens will you stay asleep to long. 11- So shall your poverty come on you like a prowler and your need like an armed man. Wow! We feel asleep and look at us today! Are you still in slumber or are you ready to work like the ant? I have had to ask that very question to myself this morning. Have a blessed day! Rise up child of God, rise up!

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