Current Series / August 5, 2007

Sleep is an amazing thing. I’m glad God decided to invent it. There’s nothing quite as good a nice afternoon nap.

Here’s the thing about sleep: sleep doesn’t change reality, it dulls it. You know what I mean: haven’t you taken an eight hour car ride and fallen asleep? It didn’t feel like eight hours, did it? But was the drive actually eight hours? Of course it was. Because sleep didn’t change reality, it dulled it.

This statement, then, begs the question: (it’s about to get really confusing…here we go) What if what we perceive as “reality” isn’t reality at all? What if, spiritually, we are asleep and our senses have been dulled? Maybe our perception of the world is actually a dulled image of the real thing? What if we honestly believe that we are doing exactly what God requires, but in reality, we aren’t.

Here’s the second principle: it only take one solid encounter with reality for the entirety of our senses to be awakened. Think about it this way. If you are sleepwalking (clearly asleep), and run into a wall (you hit really hard), the entirety of your person will be awakened.

This month’s series is intended to serve as that “wall.” All it takes is one solid encounter with reality for our spirits to be completely awakened.

Dave Milam
Dave Milam is a pastor, communicator and the founder of One Life Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. As a a gifted communicator Dave's right brained style of delivery helps his listener connect and remember God's truth in a uniquely visual way. Connect with Dave on Google+

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on August 9, 2007

how do we STAY awake? I have had the encounter…I just struggle with maintaining the sharp edge day after day, battle after battle, temptation after temptation.


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