Do you ever wish you could "bank" sleep hours? I'm in the final hours of preparation for the ACFW conference and it seems as though something new has been added to my conference agenda every few minutes today. After author appointments. . .late-night chats. . .meal-time gatherings. . . contract presentations. . .panel discussions. . .banquets and special dinners. . .plus special get-togethers with good friends, I don't expect there will be many minutes left on the schedule to actually sleep. Oh, well. Maybe I can schedule a day to sleep sometime in October??? There's just so much to do and so little time in which to do it!
Jesus tells us in Matthew 24: 42-46: "Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.
"Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns."
Lord, I pray You find me faithful--a good steward of the time You've gifted to me. And maybe, just maybe, I can take a thousand-year nap once I cross over Jordan into eternity? Ah, that would be heaven to me!