When Sleep Becomes Invigorating...


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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Selah.


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17 comments:

Rene said...

First!!!

Rene said...

"I'll arise & shine...for my light has come" AMEN!

David C Brown said...

"So to his beloved one he giveth sleep" Psalm 127: 2. It's good to receive even our sleep as a blessing from God! In His ligh we have light.

temmy tayo said...

I just love your post today,been feeling all lue for the past week and this surely lifted my spirit.

I know and believe it is my turn to shine!

Reverence said...

hey baybay!! I miss you...2 more weeks!!!!

akaBagucci said...

True words yet again.. Slowly but surely, the first snooze balloons into a full slumber that often keeps us cut-off from the things we ought to be chasing with all our might! Thanks for sharing!

Kémi Penélopê said...

And on the Seventh day...Kemi rested...!!!

Lolia said...

I feel like you always say the right thing at the right time! :)

Oh and I said something about you on blog the other day *shy face* Feel free to take a look...

The spiritual sleep thing is so true...Maybe one time you'll say okay let me miss church this Sunday, then it's I'm too busy to pray this morning...then you go from a doze to this slumber and you wonder how you got there...

Anyway my prayer for today is that we shall all arise for our light has come

Thank you Jaycee!

Remi, United Kingdom said...

Hey gurl, it's been but a minute!sleep can be invigorating, but it can be dangerous too.. sleeping at the wrong time and too much of it, could have an adverse effect to walk, work and purpose of God for our lives. But THANK GOD, FOR God! Amen! He works everything together for out good, even sleep :-)

... and yes.. it is my time to shine like the lamp on the very hill, attracting men to the glory of my wonderful Father! I encourage everyone to fight and work purposefully doing their bit to enable their light to shine. God has always got His part of the deal covered...

Much Love
Ps... hope the work load is not too much. I know it can't be easy, but remember you are much stronger than you could ever think or dream, cus u got the king living in you... :-)))) ***hugs***

Afrobabe said...

Spiritual sleep...one tends to wake up sharpish when the devil comes knocking...

Kafo said...

spiritual sleep
hmmmmm

FriendlyMmuo said...

I can't wrap my mind around this post.

Perhaps partly because I'm an insomniac and partly because I think the bible is just another story book.

However, I love what you've done with colours on your blog.

Olufunke said...

Spiritual sleep could happen to one without noticing, subtly like you said, a little doze, a small nap, then slumber, God should help us to be sensitive.

but then I also think If a sleep is invigorating, then its good...abi? one is sure of waking up feeling better, refreshed and energized for the walk ahead.

Jaycee said...

Rene...you got it! I know that in these perilous times, we definitely need to be the "light" of the world, and if possible the "salt" of the earth.

David...yes, sleep is good. But when we oversleep instead of waking up at the right time, it becomes bad. The bible says, "arise from your slumber..."

Reverence...miss you too boo-boo. Talk to u soon...

Bagucci...it is the "falling into slumber" that is dangerous...you're right dear. You made me fall in love with Shadowfeet on your blog...too beautiful. I loved Brooke before anyhow...:)

Kemi...yes, resting on the 7th day is a beautiful thing...how r u? Off to your blog to check if you had anything up on Sunday...

Lolia...for real...a person never knows when it creeps up on him/her. Wow, I'll go to your blog now (*shy-face #2*)...and I say Amen to that prayer.

Remi...I can't even begin to thank you enough...for your prayers. You may never know the effect...

Afrobabe...lol @ "sharpish"...that is soooo true!

Kafo...hmmmmmm...

FriendlyMmuo...thanks, I needed some refreshing...glad you like it.

Olufunke...it's true that if sleep is invigorating, it is actually good. The problem is that as human beings we tend to "overdose" on such invigorating things...to try to feel even "better" we could overdose on sleep sometimes, thereby missing out on important things we could spend our might chasing...like Bagucci pointed out. How are you Funke?

oluremi said...

Thanks....always

David C Brown said...

"Morning by morning he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the instructed", Isaiah 50: 4. Go to sleep or wake with Him!

Jaycee said...

Oluremi...you are always welcome...you are.

David...I like your response, and I think this is where the Holy Spirit comes in...at different times, the circumstances may demand that we should either sleep or wake up...the one we choose depends on 'revelation.'