This last week was deeply emotional for me. Sweet friends are going through deep waters, and I hurt for them. I've laid awake on my bed in the night praying.
Some nights I'm up late because my girl works late, like tonight. She'll call me while she drives home, we talk the whole way or at least we are on the phone together, as some nights we are both tired and don't have much to say!
God made us to need rest. He separated light from darkness and made day and night. He made the 'lesser lights' to shine in the night so that we can see but it doesn't keep us awake. He set an example for rest by resting on the 7th day. He who holds all things in His hands did not need to rest, but He gave us the example.
I tend to be engaged with media right up until bedtime. I am thinking that I am going to cut back on that and spend more of the evening reading books, or working on some kind of a quiet project. Something that will allow my mind to slow down and quiet itself, so that when I turn the light out and lay down, my mind is not still active, but in rest mode.
I'd be interested in hearing the ways you give yourself rest, and any routines you may do to prepare yourselves for sleep.
Happy Weekend Everyone!