Sunday, October 29, 2006


I know some of you might have come on my blog site to check for my new blog yesterday because I told you that I post a new one each Saturday. I am sorry, if you did come and did not find a new one. I was at event with Rainstorm youth ministry. The youth group that I lead. The event was Acquire the Fire the whole theme of the weekend was "Branded by God – The Mark of a Warrior."
I am not going to write about the weekend right now. I am going to write about why I did not post last night I needed some sleep. So day it is about sleep. Do you ever feel like the guy in this picture sleeping on the subway. That you are so tired that you fell asleep on your way home.

There is a song by a guy named Riley Armstrong and he talks about sleep. I went and saw this guy play before with my sisters and brother. It is a funny song. This is what he says:

looking straight at the light
it never used to be that bright last night
but it's a new day with fuzz in my eyes
alarm is still ringing when I open the blinds
how do these people do it
they are like driving around like there's nothing to it
I imagine it's like the medication their on
or probably just the coffee but
one thing is certain in life

and that is that today I'm going to eat cereal
I mean come on let's get our priorities straight
but before I know it I'm out the door late
just trying to catch some rat or some race
or something I'm not quite sure what it is
so for now I just best keep moving
and by nine a.m. my brain and my body
finally decide to meet
and we come to the same conclusion as yesterday
that I never get enough sleep

sleep, no I never get enough
always waking up tired
sleep, no I never get enough
if I don't show up I might get fired
sleep, no I never get enough
always waking up tired
sleep, no I never get enough
if I don't show up I might get fired

they call it commuting
but I think they should call it intravenous
cause it's what I need every time I get
stuck behind a truck, just trying to turn left
just trying to turn left, why are you trying to turn left
why don't you park your silly cube van
hop in I'll drop you off

cause at this rate we'll both be late
but I'd rather be late than sitting here doing nothing
and by nine a.m. my brain and my body
finally decide to meet
and we come to the same conclusion as yesterday
that I never get enough sleep

sleep go on and sleep some more
sleep go on and sleep some more

Do you ever feel like what the chorus says that you never get enough sleep. Sometimes I feel like that. I wish there was more time for me to sleep. I feel tired sometimes and wish I just could get more sleep. Sometimes we do not get enough sleep because we are taking so much on and we are thinking about it all night that it keeps us up. When I thing about this I am drawing to a verse in the bible that says:

"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly." Matthew 11:28-30 (The Message)

I like it when I read that when I am tired and worn out about thinking about life and what to do and things in life. I can go to God and He gives me a break from thinking about and He shows me how to recover my life and how to take a real rest.

How do you handle things in your life that have you thinking about them each night so you do not get enough sleep. Do you say well I fell asleep at 12 it is better than last night when it was 1. And I only need a couple of hours it do what I need to do. That might for a bit but they is going to come a time when you can not handle it anymore, and you might start doing stuff that you would not do before. Like failing tests at school, getting mad about stuff faster then normal. But when we turn to God and say I need rest, I am tired, He says I will show you come and follow Me, but we need to choice to say that, and He wants us to do that. So this week will you say I need so rest I am tired with life right now, and will you do that and see what God for you?

Howden Matt Howden



hey look i am the first to comment on this once again amazing blog! lol and you say i never read..pfft please! haha but yes it is soooo true. i feel like i need sleep all the time. its crazy cause sometimes at night i cant turn off my brain..i keep thinking about things..about life...about all the stuff that stresses me out. when truly what i need to do it give it to God...go to him ..say i need this...i need you..i need you to give me rest..give me peace..take all this stuff in my life and keep it..use it for your will and do with it what you want..but take it from me so that i can find rest and peace in you. SO TRUE!! i love it matty!!
as always!!

jade said...

HEy MAtt!
great blog
yes i need more sleep
i've actually been feeling very tired lately
and i am learning to go to God when i feel that way
very relevant stuff matty...i like it
it must be Holy Spirit inspired.:)
ps- i LOVE that song...:)