Wake Up!

Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.  Romans 5:14

Feeling snoozy?  I am.

It’s 6:06 a.m. and I’m already on my second cup of coffee.  Unfortunately, it appears that I’ve become immune to caffeine and I’m giving serious consideration to climbing back in my comfy bed.

Worse, lately it seems like I’ve been sleepwalking through life from a spiritual perspective.  If you watched me all day long you’d probably have no idea that I’m a Christian.

I need a biblical wake-up call.  Without further ado, here are my favorite “Don’t Hit the Snooze Button Again You Slacker and Get Out There and Live for God” verses:

  • “The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.  The night is nearly over; the day is almost here.”  Romans 13:11-12
  • “Why are you sleeping?” Jesus asked his disciples.  “Get up and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.”  Luke 22:4
  • “How long will you lie there, you sluggard?  When will you get up from your sleep?  A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest — and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.”  Proverbs 6:9-11
  • “Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; obey it, and repent.  But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you.”  Revelation 3:3