Staying awake – last blog post in English

This is our last official Blog post in English. Starting 1 October, our Bible blogs based on C3 Church Arnhem’s bible reading will be on a new website, in Dutch. Stay tuned!

Revelations 16:15 “Look, I come like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake and remains clothed, so as not to go naked and be shamefully exposed.”

Want to be blessed? When you are blessed it means you are: happy, prosperous, to be envied. You have favour. You experience God’s goodness in your life.

Well… we need to stay awake to be blessed. That means that we do not fall asleep spiritually. We leave the television button off, and turn the prayer button on. The average Dutch person watches 20 hours of television a week. Compare that to listening to a sermon 40 minutes a week and you can quickly calculate that in order to outdo some garbage input of television you need to start changing your prayer input routines.

There is more time in a day than we love to think. The busiest people in God are those who maximize every minute of every day. They are the people who are “too busy not to pray”. They pray in the car, under the shower, while walking outside and while lying in bed. They pray when they get out of bed, when they go into their room and close the door. In order to be alone with God and awake in Christ.

Today, stay awake spiritually. And then you will be happy,  and blessed.

This was the last official post on this blog. Starting 1 October this blog will be archived, and a new blog in Dutch will be started: stay posted!

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