I’m currently doing an awesome Beth Moore study Children of the Day; a study through 1 & 2 Thessalonians.
Its been so good to get back into an in depth study with a group of women and really dissecting each portion.
Just last week we read through the portion of the study were we unearthed the title’s theme; Children of the Day.
Taken from 1 Thessalonians 5:5
For you are all children of the light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, are drunk at night. But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breast plate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.
Of course we must sleep like in our bed at night its the way the body is wired to rest and rejuvenate.
The sleep is referring more to a symbolic way of living life. Living life wide awake. Living life sober and aware of things all around us.
One of my favorite portions of the study Moore connects to the movie The Hobbit.
A disgruntled Gandalf speaks: “You’ve been sitting quietly for far too long. Tell me; when did doilies and your mother’s dishes become so important to you? I remember a young hobbit who always was running off in search of elves and the woods; who would stay out late, and come home after dark, trailing mud and twigs and fireflies.
I love that! That makes me want to get out in it and live it! Live it bigger and wider!
“We don’t have to snore to sleepwalk. All we have to do is get distracted by doilies and dishes,” says Moore as she beckons us to see the world waiting all around us.
Don’t get me wrong; I love beauty and making our house a home as much as the next gal. But I think this portion reminds us to remember our first love. A reminder to look at the things of life versus the heart of life.
Doilies and Dishes have their place…I just don’t want them to become my distraction.