Jet Lag And The Night
Kenya is eight hours ahead of Texas, Central Time. After sleeping sporadically on the Nairobi to Amsterdam leg of my Delta flight home and more catnaps from the Amsterdam to DFW, I felt fine when I landed Tuesday afternoon. Then that evening Mary laughed as I conked out in my soft rocking chair at 7:30 PM. Jet lag not only means that you find yourself suddenly asleep at odd times, but you also wake up periodically during the night. Adapting back to Texas time gives me a lot of time to practice what the psalmist shared about his nighttime visits with the LORD.
“I remember Your Name in the night because I obey Your Torah. This blessing has come to me because I have obeyed Your Instructions.” - Psalm 119:55-56
At five years of age I believed in Jesus because my dad faithfully preached the Gospel, not only to crowds at his evangelistic meetings, but also to his son. Whether it’s God’s instructions about sexual purity, telling the truth, or not worshiping false gods, Jesus’ Spirit continues to give me the power to obey Him now that I’m a grandpa. What a great gift not to wake up because of jet lag and have a ton of guilt! Instead I wake up with Swahili praise music ringing in my ears because of the hours of worshiping the Father, Son and Holy Spirit with our Kenyan brothers and sisters.
LORD, keep me singing Your Word (Psalm 119:54) and cherishing Your Name. Unite our Truth Encounter family in prayer and move them to fall in love with Your Name.
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