The story of my faulty pineal gland and how God is working in my life – James 1:16-17
James 1:16-17 Do not err, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
Occasionally my pineal gland gets a bit stubborn and decides not to release Melatonin. Melatonin is the hormone that is released into my blood stream around 9pm and causes me to be drowsy, assisting me in falling asleep. And last night for some reason the Melatonin decided to remain in my pineal gland. So there I am laying awake, mind racing, thinking about my life and the world around me. I get up, I eat, I politely ask my pineal gland to get on and release the good stuff.. nothing. Is there some sort of national pineal gland strike on? Better pay and conditions? What’s going on? I start to get a little upset, I like sleep, I need sleep, I have a massively busy day the next day, up at 5am and I suspect sleep might help. And then I realise, why not pray? This pineal gland strike gives me an excellent opportunity to have a good chat to God.
So I start this conversation, and almost immediately I am struck by how amazing my life is, how wonderful God’s provision is. I have stress and troubles, challenges and issues, I certainly don’t have a life without trials, but to use the wording from James 1:16-17, life is full of good and perfect gifts from above. And the phrase, Father of lights is beautiful as it describes wonderfully that God is not only the God of the universe (the celestial lights in the night sky) but it also refers to the radiance that comes when in God’s presence. Being in the presence of God is an experience of being bathed in light, a light that banishes darkness, a light that reassures and comforts, like a bright light banishing a creepy dark night. So as I lay wide awake in the darkness I realised how absolutely awesome God is, that whatever challenge I have, with God’s help and intervention, I can overcome it. And then I fell asleep…
I woke in top gear… and what a day it has been today!! A wonderful glorious day where an anticipated stressful situation completely evaporated before my eyes in literally minutes.. wow! God is with me! God is present!!
I would love to hear: where is God working in your life?
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