Remember how well you slept as a child?
First is the prayer we prayed when we were young. The second will amaze you on what God does for us as we sleep.
I’ll unpack these two to put a stop to sleepless nights.
In peace, I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord will keep me safe. (Psalms 4:8, NLT).
The above verse prompted Joseph Addison to pen these words in 1711, over three hundred years ago. We still say this night-time prayer.
Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray thee, Lord, my soul to…
First, His story written in the book of Luke. Then how His story became alive to me. It helps when you personalize Jesus’ stories making each your own.
“Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Won’t she light a lamp and sweep the entire house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it, she will call in her friends and neighbors and say, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found my lost coin.’ In the same way, there is joy in the presence of God’s angels when even one sinner repents.” …
In a nutshell, my purpose is to encourage you as a writer to keep writing the gospel of our Lord. In writing, the immediate outcome does not dictate a person’s long game when we teach, preach or write. When we write, we hear crickets; when we preach, people keep walking. But we do it anyway. It is not our fight anyway, only God can fight the battle to win the souls of men and women.
Our church had permission from the county government to use the courthouse steps. The steps became our platform to preach the Gospel.
Everything in the…
Barbara, You are correct, the audience is God Himself. I, the preacher, often remind myself before I speak, I am speakong to an audience of ONE. Those in the congragation are priviled to listen in. This helps me keep my attention on our Lord, not those in the crowd. thank you for this great reminder.