I believe the verses at the end of all my recent posts — Jesus is indeed coming soon! So of late I have been very careful to do the things I recommend before heading to bed. I make sure I have read my Bible, prayed (including daily repentance), confessed the Word of God, have read Psalms 91, and put on my armored pajamas – the whole armor of God. When my head hit the pillow sometimes my mind wants to worry, so I think about these Scriptures until the temptation to worry passes.
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
7 Do not be wise in your own eyes;
Fear the Lord and depart from evil.
Proverbs 3:5-7 NKJV
6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, 7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
1 Peter 5:6-7 NKJV
The result is I am having wonderful, blessed, sweet sleep! When I wake up I’m usually thinking about Scripture, and my first words are, “Thank You, Father!” These passages are becoming true for me. 🙂
7 I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel;
My heart also instructs me in the night seasons.
8 I have set the Lord always before me;
Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.
Psalms 16:7-8 NKJV
You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You.
Isaiah 26:3 NKJV
Good sleep is a promise of God.
I will both lie down in peace, and sleep;
For You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.
Psalms 4:8 NKJV
1 Unless the Lord builds the house,
They labor in vain who build it;
Unless the Lord guards the city,
The watchman stays awake in vain.
2 It is vain for you to rise up early,
To sit up late,
To eat the bread of sorrows;
For so He gives His beloved sleep.
Psalms 127:1-2 NKJV
See these posts for more about the things I make sure I do every day.
Follow a Bible reading plan.
Pray, repenting daily.
Confess the Word of God.
Read Psalms 91 daily.
Put on the whole armor of God at least daily.
Jesus is coming soon. Be ready!
4 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. 5 You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. 6 Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.
1 Thessalonians 5:4-6 NKJV
32 “Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. 33 So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors! 34 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.”
Matthew 24:32-35 NKJV
34 “But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. 35 For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
Luke 21:34-36 NKJV