I like meals. I like consuming – that is why I appear like I do. For me, each meal is a chance to get collectively and luxuriate in each other’s firm.A pal of mine is fasting. Instantly, I needed to inform him that I might by no means have the ability to do it, since you see, I just like the consuming factor an excessive amount of. However I listened to what he needed to say. He was doing the Daniel quick. He described how good it was and that you simply’re by no means hungry. Your physique cleanses itself of all of the unhealthy issues that we stuff ourselves with. And you’ve got extra vitality and zest for all times. And cooking remains to be a chance for all to have an excellent time within the kitchen. The one distinction is that it’s a lot more healthy.This fasting factor was turning into extra fascinating by the minute so I requested him why he did it. He stated: “We become so used to our lifestyle that we don’t actually realise that we’ve lost the way a little bit. It’s like driving a car when you’re very sleepy. Your head nods once or twice and the next step would be to fall asleep. If you’re lucky, you wake up to all the chaos around you. When I go on fast, I not only eat right, but I also make enough time to be in God’s presence so that He can show me where I’ve lost the way.”What my pal is doing is making sense to me. It is like a redirection in order that he can see the place he has turn into used to issues, the place he may need fallen asleep, and the place he can return to God’s means once more.With out realising it, we turn into like sleepwalkers: 7So let’s not sleepwalk by way of life like these others. Let’s preserve our eyes open and be sensible. Individuals sleep at evening and get drunk at evening.It may not be one drunken occasion after the opposite. Possibly it is one thing we all know that God has known as us to do, that we do not do. Possibly we have allowed somebody to return too near us and the possibility that it might tempt us from the correct means is simply across the nook. Possibly it is a partnership or monetary determination that is not so contemporary and entices you additional and farther from God’s plan on your life.Possibly it’s time that we, like my pal, take a stand to see the place we now have fallen asleep. It jogs my memory of that half the place God says we’re his old flame. Is God nonetheless our old flame or have our desires, all these issues after which we chase day after day, turn into our old flame?We should wake ourselves up. And we should get up our household and buddies round us, as a result of it might quickly be too late. Could God open our eyes, actually and figuratively. Could He, along with his Spirit, convey us again to the street, in order that we are able to get to the dream He has for our lives.Could this be true for you and me.Scripture1 Thessalonians 5:4-11ReflectionWhere are you sleeping?What do you do that’s not consistent with God’s dream for you?How are you going to take a stand?PrayerLord, there are lots of locations in our lives the place we now have fallen asleep. Issues that aren’t acceptable to You could have turn into regular to us and we all know it’s taking us additional and additional away from You. We actually want your assist. Amen.