Formal prayer is full of conscious words when we are on our knees. However, the informal conversation with Jesus when our head is on the pillow brings peace because of the trust and security in His presence. Peace becomes sleep.
As Christians all of us live on an invisible platform throughout each day. People are watching us, listening to us and learning from us by what we do, say and how we apply Christ’s teachings. If only we were perfect broadcasters.
As professional speakers being on a visible stage is easier than the invisible stage of life. There is a known time limit for being on stage, also there’s been hours of rehearsals to the message wrapped in focused minutes of formal prayers for success.
If only everyday living as ambassadors of Christ were consciously practiced and scripture guidance applied, then every night would be a
guiltless last conversation of the day. Nevertheless, peace does come when the last words are with the Good Shepherd. He is always listening, protecting and forgiving poor performances to those hearts that truly love Him.
So as Christians and speakers, we can settle into our pillows with closed eyes and open hearts as repentance pours out while peace pours in. Certainty of peace comes as sleep overcomes the last conversation of the day as we hold onto the promise of Philippians 4:7, “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”