I will not fall asleep. There is a danger to falling asleep, thus, I will endeavour to stay awake. I’m talking not about physical sleep but spiritual. When I fall asleep spiritually, I’m open to all kinds of physical and spiritual danger, so I will stay awake. I will be aware of my spiritual surroundings. I will learn to discover all there is to know about the spiritual realm I’ve been born-again into and I will come to understand it. Also, when others fall asleep around me, I will like Paul, embrace them and speak Holy Spirit life into them and witness God raise the person from their slumber.
This is what I believe and confidently declare! (Note: these “I Declare” devotions are meant to be proclaimed out loud, as part of your personal daily devotions)
Acts 20:7-12 (NKJV) Now on the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul, ready to depart the next day, spoke to them and continued his message until midnight. 8 There were many lamps in the upper room where they were gathered together. 9 And in a window sat a certain young man named Eutychus, who was sinking into a deep sleep. He was overcome by sleep; and as Paul continued speaking, he fell down from the third story and was taken up dead. 10 But Paul went down, fell on him, and embracing him said, “Do not trouble yourselves, for his life is in him.” 11 Now when he had come up, had broken bread and eaten, and talked a long while, even till daybreak, he departed. 12 And they brought the young man in alive, and they were not a little comforted.