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Monday, December 1, 2014

#40. Restorative Pause

Psalms 23:3
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.

Psalms 127:2
"It is in vain that you rise up early
and go late to rest,
eating the bread of anxious toil;
for he gives to his beloved sleep."

It's a well know fact that while we are "sleeping" the mind is still at work. Whatever wasn't settled during the day, our mind takes the midnight shift and looks for some kind of resolution. 

So what I'm committing to do is before I go to bed: First, I will read a few portions of scriptures, may be from the Psalms, to slow my mind a bit. Second, I'm committed writing a few thoughts down on "paper". Whether on a napkin, or in my electronic journal, getting the words out of your head will eliminate some of the backlog of things that no doubt are keeping you from resting while sleeping. Last, but certainly not least, I will finish my night moment of prayer. At a minimum we should simply acknowledge the obvious Grace afforded us to reach the evening hour. This is a great way to begin your  "restorative pause" aka sleeping. 

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