Daily SOAP: Meditate On God At Night

My daily journaling from God’s Word. SOAP stands for Scripture, Observation, Application and Prayer. Today’s journal comes from reading Psalm 63.

Scripture

“I lie awake thinking of You, meditating on You through the night.” –Psalm 63:6

Observation

At times, David awoke in the night. At such times, his thoughts went to God and His Word.

Application

Sometimes I wake in the night and am too awake to fall back to sleep. Grabbing my iPad and reading stuff that doesn’t require me to think helps me fall back asleep–stuff like the news or Facebook. But their sites can simply be distractions.

Perhaps God has awoken me and wants me to meditate on Him or His word. Perhaps He wants to speak to me in the still darkness of the night. So my application: think about the Lord when I lie awake at night.

Prayer

Father, thank You for giving me good, peaceful sleep. It’s one of Your gifts to me. Help me to recognize and remember that in times I awake in the middle of the night, it is You who has awakened me. You have something to say to me. You want me to listen and mediate on You and Your word.
It’s so easy to grab my iPad and read what men are saying; help me instead to tune my heart to hear You.

I pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen.

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