last night i started a series called wake up! we looked at 3 sleeping disorders and related them to the spiritual lives of kids…this message was fun informative and stirring. as a youth pastor i have seen so many just plain numb to the things of god…this message was meant to stir up the numb to wake up!
here is a few highlights copied right from my notes:
the word asleep means-not attentive or alert; inactive, having no feeling; numb…dead to the world, zonked….to slumber
Romans 13: 11 And do this, understanding the present time. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. 12 The night is nearly over; the day is almost here.
1. Automatic behavior-
Purposeless verbal or nonverbal motion behaviors without conscious control
too many are talking nonsense and acting out of control…purposeless!
Too many are walking around asleep – eyes open – but their actions don’t line up! They don’t live it!
3. Narcolepsy – falling asleep at any given time…faling out at inappropriate times
I honestly knew a kid that was a narcoleptic. he fell asleep walking down the road in belize on a missions trip…and then fell out all over the country…it was for real a mess!
If you are asleep – you are not conscious of the world, you will miss out on the destiny God has for you!
Judges 16:20 Then she called, “Samson, the Philistines are upon you!” He awoke from his sleep and thought, “I’ll go out as before and shake myself free.” But he did not know that the LORD had left him
Samson was fast asleep and they cut off his hair and he did not realize the lord had left him
Its time to wake up – to be alert –
are you numb to the things of God?