For the Kingdom of Heaven is like Falling Asleep on the Couch, 17MAR
The most exhausted and wonderful feeling is falling asleep on the couch. You can’t and won’t budge. You wouldn’t trade that couch for the world and certainly NOT a cold bed unless forced to. Forced by a bad neck position or knowing that longer sleep awaits you in bed? Then maybe you will move from the couch, but that’s the hardest move to make. That cushy comfort zone of a couch is completely unmistakably the best…. add a blanket and you are toast to the world… must be like a slice of that peace feeling just like you are entering the Kingdom of Heaven. So yes, even better the Kingdom of Heaven is HEAVEN!
There’s NO place like Heaven.
Even the couch cannot come close.
But falling asleep on the couch can be the best thing – chosen or forced. You have no choice being dead tired. You need that couch peace. Falling asleep on the couch is allowing yourself to take advantage of a slice of peace. So yes, even better – the Kingdom of Heaven is all about PEACE.
Falling asleep on the couch is healing, a 2-hour deep sleep, even a 10-minute power nap and you feel ready to take on the world once again, or at least have the energy to brush your teeth and get to bed. So yes, even better the Kingdom of Heaven is so HEALING that even thinking about it will force you to prepare your life to add little more into peace… It is always good to remember to make amends today for tomorrow’s sake…
Couch sleep is where people hate to disturb you, they know that you need that peace. If anything, they long to put a blanket on you and look longingly lovingly at your moment of peace – for you, for themselves – for peace. So yes, even better the Kingdom of Heaven is where we know everyone will be OK.
God knows PEACE – Jesus ransoms your PEACE for you – the Spirit joins you when you enter your couch PEACE… Be at PEACE.
Sleep is a gift, a forced peace of the moment when the world fades away and there’s nothing getting you off the couch. Putting away all your worries and drifting into sleep is like the force of PEACE calling you – everyday…
The Kingdom of Heaven is a place that I would never want to leave. The permanent pearly peace. The warmth of Jesus, the peace of God, the freedom of the Spirit. We should be ready. We should long for Heaven WITHOUT being in a rush to get there. We should prep just in case it’s coming sooner than we anticipate.
Let’s be ready. We need to be in His service and not fall asleep in our faith. We need to fall away from our humanness to prepare for another day working for the Lord’s peace.
In the meantime, enjoy the couch peace when you can get it.
Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.
Strengthen your hearts for the coming of the Lord is near. James 5
Good night – God night – God peace
Be at peace