Wednesday, September 10, 2008


God was up all night!

I was getting ready to have my quiet time this morning and was flipping through the book A Godward Life by John Piper.  Here is what I turned to and I knew exactly what I would post today.  It is not my thoughts, but Pipers and I dare say it might rock your world. 
Chapter 3- God Was Up All Night

"He will not let your foot be moved, he who keeps you will not slumber."
"Do you need help? I do.  Where do you look for help?  When the psalmist lifted up his eyes to the hills and asked, "From where does my help come? he answered, "My help comes from the Lord"-not from the hills, but from the God who made the hills.  So he reminded himself of two great truths: One is that God is a mighty Creator over all the problems of life; the other is that God never sleeps.
God is a tireless worker.  Think of God as a worker in your life.  Yes, it is amazing.  We are prone to think of ourselves as workers in God's life.  But the Bible wants us first to be amazed that God is a worker in our lives:  "From of old no one has heard or perceived by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides thee, who works for those who wait for him" (Isaiah 64:4).
God is working for us around the clock.  He does not take days off, and he does not sleep.  In fact, he is so eager to work for us that he goes around looking for more work to do for people who will trust him: "The eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show his might in behalf of those whose heart is whole toward him" (2 Chronicles 16:9)."

My sweet friends, wherever you find yourself today, or perhaps in the wee hours of the morning, give yourself to Jesus-wholly.  Not in part, not in the areas that you let go of the most quickly, surrender even the most difficult areas to HIM!  I love that I am cared for by Him that Never Sleeps.
photo: courtesy of flickr: dadwtwins


Kellie Patton said...

Thanks again Andi - that did my heart good today. It's the simple, yet profound things that I need to be reminded of DAILY!!!

windycorner said...

What a wonderful way to start off the day. Thanks Andi!

Kristen said...

Praise the Lord He doesn't take time off!

the moore family said...

Love the verse! I know that he was up with me all night last - it was very comforting to know and then to read this -I love you!!