Awake in My Sleep ~ SoS Saturday

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I was asleep but my heart was awake.

Song of Songs 5:2 NASB

Our maiden is now in a confident and wonderful relationship with her Lord. She has given herself to Him without reserve.

She sleeps – she is at rest – the rest of one whose sins He washed away.

Hebrews 4 tells us that there is a rest yet to come, but for the believer, the striving to achieve our own salvation is over.

When we see that the work was done for us on the cross, we can rest.

But even as we rest from our self-sanctifying labors, our heart – our spirit – is awakened, perhaps for the first time.

My heart is awake.

There are times when I am dog tired, and I lie down in my bed to sleep, but I am mulling some scripture – His voice – His Words floating in my – rest – and my spirit begins to hear from His Spirit. The Spirit of God begins to call to memory the thing He said (just as He promised.) Then I am up – trying to capture it – trying to process it – trying to keep up with where the Spirit will lead.

Do you know this rest? Do you know this waking?

My soul is satisfied as with marrow and fatness,
And my mouth offers praises with joyful lips.
When I remember You on my bed,
I meditate on You in the night watches,
For You have been my help,
And in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy.

Psalms 63:5-7 NASB

Ben NelsonRest in Him.

Attend to His call.


About Ben Nelson

Jesus Lover, grandfather, husband, dad, worshipper, author, preacher. I love to see people activated in what God has created them to be.
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3 Responses to Awake in My Sleep ~ SoS Saturday

  1. ptl2010 says:

    Yes, it is often in the most stressful times when I experienced God’s peace in sleep and awaken to His revealed wisdom and will.
    My experience has been when I have been caught in a predicament. I wrestle with the problem and give up at last to the fact that I am not in control but God is in control of the situation .
    With the peace of God coming from my committal of my dilemma to the Lord, I fall asleep.
    With sleep, my blocked mind is cleared and the Holy Spirit reveals His wisdom, I am awakened to chase the resolution to my problem. Praise God He always comes through to help His children who trust Him and allow Him to direct their paths. Proverbs 3:5,6.

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