A LITTLE SLEEP, A LITTLE SLUMBER

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Thomas was in deep sleep during the rains of June, I woke him up “come let’s go planting my friend”. He asked me to take it easy. Afterall, all he wanted was a little more sleep. He got what he wanted and then he asked for one more, then he took another until he finally woke up in August – during our countdown to harvest. He had no choice but to give up planting that year. When harvest came in November, my friend could not hide his hungry face, even crumbs attracted a cost. He washed cloths, he swept floors just to get a few crumbs in his belly.

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Just as the battle became hotter and our enemies were advancing, I was posted to guide our walls along with Collins. The first instruction we got was “Never sleep at the gate, the enemies come unannounced”. As I reminded Collins of these words from the commandant, he ignored me. “I am only having a little slumber, a very short, little fraction of a tiny slumber”. He hugged his pillow more tightly and faced the opposite side. I gave up and left him at his post for a minute until I heard the sound of shooting guns. In a second, I took cover.  Collins, on the other hand had just breathed his last. His guts got torn by the veracious poisonous bullets of the enemy.

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Dear friend, how much have you lost to a little sleep? How much victory, how much of valuable time with God, how much of wealth to a little slumber. I am sure many of us will repent as we look inward. God bless you.

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Ecc 9:10

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might, for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom in the grave whither thou goest.

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  1. Slumbering is a silent waster. And according to Romans 11:8, there is a spirit behind slumbering that everyone must fight aggressively.

  2. Beautiful piece bro. Timely counsel. Indisputably rampant.
    Lord help me that I don’t get ensnare by this thief of time — A little Sleep, A little Slumber.
    Proverbs 6:10-11 KJV
    “Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: [11] So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.”

  3. Thanks so much @Aydot for sharing. This beautiful piece brings Proverb 6 vs 6-11 to mind and I have it here in message translation;
    You lazy fool, look at an ant.
    Watch it closely; let it teach you a thing or two.
    Nobody has to tell it what to do.
    All summer it stores up food;
    at harvest it stockpiles provisions.
    So how long are you going to laze around doing nothing?
    How long before you get out of bed?
    A nap here, a nap there, a day off here, a day off there,
    sit back, take it easy—do you know what comes next?
    Just this: You can look forward to a dirt-poor life,
    poverty your permanent houseguest!
    This brings it home in a very simple way. I trust God to help me to be more conscious of my time and to spend it wisely (amen). Thanks my tribe.

  4. A simple, yet powerful reminder on holding the forte in remaining spiritual alert in the place of prayer. Perhaps, the holy spirit had me in mind to have put this down through you. Thank you Sir!

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