Let the faithful rejoice that he honors them. Let them sing for joy as they lie on their beds. Let the praise of God be in their mouths, and a sharp sword in their hands -- to execute vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples, to bind their kings with shackles and their leaders with iron chains, to execute judgment written against them. This is the glorious privilege of his faithful ones. Praise the Lord! Psalm 149: 5-9 NLT
What do you do to fall asleep? Count sheep? Go over the day (this is not something I recommend unless you are also giving it over to God -- too much undone stuff to keep you awake)? Daydream? Pray?
How about sing for joy?
I don’t mean literally lie in bed and sing which is actually a very difficult thing to do unless you have great lungs. Plus, you may keep others in your household awake.
What I am talking about is just be happy about all God has done for you and all of creation. Think of all the good stuff God does for you on a daily basis. Perhaps there are particular God moments in the past day or week that you can focus on. Maybe a scripture comes to mind -- something of joy, hope or promise. Be joyful because of God, not because of yourself.
I challenge you to sing for joy as you lie in your bed tonight!
Let the faithful rejoice that he honors them. Let them sing for joy as they lie on their beds. Let the praise of God be in their mouths. Praise the Lord! Amen.
Copyright 2013 Amelia G. Sims