A Willing Mind
“As for you Solomon my son, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind, for the Lord searches every heart and understands the intention of every thought. If you seek Him, He will be found by you, but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.” – 1 Chron. 28:9
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Have you noticed that nobody really likes to be bothered when they’re sleeping? You’ve probably heard the sayings, “Don’t talk to me in my sleep!” or “Leave me alone when I am sleeping!” I’m making it and signing a law that no one can bother me, address me, talk to me, ask me anything, or say anything to me while I am asleep or while I appear to be sleep in any fashion. Actually, I think that should apply to anyone. It’s a crime to abuse someone in their sleep. No person anywhere should be subject to any type of violation in their sleep.
Let’s make this clear: I’m not desperate for deep sleep. I’m not desperate for anything, but I don’t like to miss out on sleep, to be mistreated, or to be asked questions in my sleep – especially when I am in a most vulnerable state and unable to do anything about it.
I’m not sure who is cowardly enough to wait to talk to someone when they are unconscientious instead of when that person can respond in a state of full cognizance. If a person is that obsessed – that devoid of any ethics and compassion – then that person is the one with head trouble.
What a person thinks is their own business. It’s private; it’s personal and a person’s mind is not something to be played around with – especially so when it is already damaged or in a lesser state of functioning. It’s just not right.
For people who are engaged in such devious behaviors (yes, it’s devious to bother someone while they are sleeping), I pray that the Lord will show you the evil of your ways and prick your hearts to stop hurting others and let people sleep. Seriously.
God – the Creator of all people and all things – does not even expect us to unwillingly give Him our service, our hearts, or our minds. The Lord requires that we serve Him with a willing mind (1 Chron. 28:9). That’s loving. It’s not forced. God is good like that. Some people are not.
It’s God who searches the hearts and knows the intent of every thought (1 Chron. 28:9). It’s not man who does. And, it shouldn’t be man who tries to do it, either. Only God understands the mind’s intentions. His desire is that we all choose to follow Him in reverence and obedience.
God stands at the door knocking. He doesn’t intrude upon us, even though everything that we have belongs to Him. The Lord is gentleman-like. We should strive to be more like Him and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind. He allows us to do that, and that’s kind.
Wouldn’t you rather freely give of yourself to God and to others, as opposed to being forced to do it against your own free will? I don’t think anybody would say no to that.
Say yes to the Lord and give Him your whole heart, with a willing mind.
There really is no other right way to do it.
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