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Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it.” Genesis 28:16 (ESV)
Wake me up, Lord!
Rouse me like Jacob from my slumber.
Once fully alert, I know I will see You and know You are with me.
But I squeeze my eyes shut to avoid Your light that will expose my brokenness.
My eyelids are heavy with the weight of the world.
I try to arouse by myself, but my foggy mind drifts back to the grayness of only partial existence.
Shake me from my sluggish complacency and carelessness.
Even with eyes wide open I fail to see You present.
It is only through Your gift of faith I know Your presence.
Thank You for watching over me as I sleepwalk through life and blindly navigate its twists and turns.
With Your strong and spiritual stirring, my soul soars to perceive Your presence.
Wake me up Lord.