The Reward for Surviving Rough Seas

The Reward for Surviving Rough Seas
We are all like sea shells tossed about in rough waters and being re-shaped in wondrous ways. But have you ever contemplated the notion that sea shells have to complete their journey through the rough waters before they get to rest on the shore? Yeah, we are ALL like sea shells and Heaven is The Great Shore.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Wanna Sleep Like A Baby?

Greetings Everybody,
Last night my 10 month old grandson had a spend the night with us and it was great.  
We cooled the hot tub down so that it would be comfortable for him, and then we put him in his "Little Swimmers" diapers, and put his legs in the holes of his pool float...and the fun began.
 I couldn't find an online photo of the pool float that he has, but I posted this one to give you the idea.

ANYWAY, he looked around at us, and had big eyes, and this huge grandma-melting grin, and he just laughed and laughed.  We had fun too.
We took the time to get him used to the water, and then after a few minutes, we turned on the jets which started up the bubbles.

And he thought that was even MORE fun.

He loved it.
He laughed and he gibberjabbered at us and he patted the pool float and basically kicked his legs like he had been in a pool every day since he was born.

He was secure, he was comfortable, and he was happy.
My husband and I were able to once again experience what it is like for a child to have absolute total trust in us.
It was wonderful!

He was never afraid.
He was comfortable being our presence.
He enjoyed his time at our house
And yeah, when it was time for bed, he did "sleep like a baby".

I am reminded that the way that BABY was with us last night, is the we GROWNUPS are supposed to be with our Heavenly Father.

We need to remember what absolute total trust in God feels like.

We too, should never be afraid, because He is there to protect us.
We too, should be comfortable in His Presence, because He created us.
We too, should enjoy our time in His House, because we are His Children.

Ah but all to often we are busy making our way in this world, and in the process we end up carrying the WEIGHT of that WORLD on our shoulders.
We worry about health, and family members, and money.

We worry about relationships, and cars, and appliances.

We lose sleep.

We we have bad dreams.

And in the process, we lose our joy.

We forget what it is like to have absolute total trust in Our Father.

God doesn't want us to carry the weight of the world on our shoulders. 

His Son, Jesus Christ, Will Do That For Us If We Only Ask Him.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28

And we should submit our lives to The Lord, knowing that...

“Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord guards the city, the guard keeps watch in vain. It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives sleep to his beloved.” Psalms 127:1-2

Ya know, last night, my husband and I got to experience the joy of our grandson trusting us.
And I gotta tell was an AWESOME feeling!

But you know something else...I strongly suspect that God also feels some of that Awesomeness when we TRUST IN HIM.

If you have been tossing and turning at night, and just can't seem to let go of all of the worries and the cares of the day...Talk To God About It.
He's up all night and never cares how late it is when you call Him!

Just thought I'd Share!
Here's Hoping That You Too Will "Sleep Like A Baby" Tonight:)

In Him,


Christine said...

I like that you mentioned, that God is up all night and never cares how late it is when you call Him. What a relief!

Grace said...

Thanks...that thought kinda came to me just at the end of writing the post. It seemed to fit.:)

Just curious...Have you ever been asleep and when you woke up you realized that you had been praying IN your sleep? THATS so weird when it happens lol.

God, is GOOD!

In Him,