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The Night Watches

Job 35:10: But none saith, Where is God my maker, who giveth songs in the night;

Psalms 1:1: Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

Psalms 63:5: My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips: 6 When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.

Psalms 119:148: Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.

Lamentations 2:19: Arise, cry out in the night: in the beginning of the watches pour out thine heart like water before the face of the Lord: lift up thy hands toward him for the life of thy young children, that faint for hunger in the top of every street.

Before and for a time after I was saved, I used to be irritated when I would wake up at night. But now those are some of the most wonderful times of my life. They are uninterrupted times when I am alone with my Heavenly Father with no distractions. I was delighted when I found this passage:

Psalms 127:2b: . . . he giveth his beloved sleep.

When I spend some time alone with the Lord at night He always rewards me for it. I either sleep later or have a nap later. I am one of His beloved ones and He gives me sleep. And, of course, He rewards time I spend with Him during the day too.

Psalms 31:15: My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.

Psalms 69:13: But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O LORD, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation.

Isaiah 49:8: Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages;

We never get a busy signal from the Lord. We give Him busy signals when we ignore Him and when we are busy sinning.

John 14:15: If ye love me, keep my commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

Hebrews 13:5: Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

John 14:2: In my Father*s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

Are we wise enough to plan and prepare many times and places where He can be with us?

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