I heard something inside me that caused my blood to boil and my spirit to get excited.
Sleep could be sweet. Sleep could become invigorating, just like little drops of water eventually become a stream, and a stream eventually becomes a mighty river. Slowly, but surely. Maybe unexpectedly. When I sleep I tend to stretch my muscles, pulling the fibers into sheer relaxation. I am not a static sleeper...sometimes in the middle of the night, I twist and turn sideways, and then I turn back to my original position. Sometimes I hug my fancy pillows, but at other times I throw them far away from me...maybe even on the carpet...or maybe on my bedside table, kicking everything therein away.
Sleep could become really invigorating, maybe even intoxicating. Like a drunkard who knows what alcohol does to him, but still will take a wrack the next time he sees a bottle. Sleep is very tempting. Not just physical sleep, spiritual sleep. It starts with a doze. A little doze won't hurt, a little snooze won't kill. Then surely, the lures of deep sleep take over...making you unconscious of the happenings of your surroundings. But when sleep becomes invigorating, you can always wake up. You can shout and say, "heyyyyyyyyyy...it sure ain't my time to sleep yet!"
This was probably Fela Durotoye's thoughts when he quoted Isaiah 60 and verse 1, "Arise, and shine, for your light has come." Whose light? Your light? Yes, yours. There's something burning inside you and it has been caught by invigorating sleep for a long time now. There's something just waiting for the cock to crow so that you can open your eyes and see the first drops of sunlight...or maybe the fresh early morning dew on the soft green grass outside.
I don't know what that thing is, but the Holy Spirit has told you, and the vision has borne a witness inside your heart. You totally concur because you've been waiting to shine all these years. It is your time to shine, it really is. I'm not saying this because it is the gospel. I am saying it because if you take one look around you, there's darkness all around. When God saw darkness, He stopped for a second and said, "Let there be light!" And there was light. If you stop for a second and realize that darkness oozes out of the corner of every street, you will say to yourself, "Arise & shine...for my light has come."
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