I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me.
Psalm 3:5

I woke up this morning and the first thing that ran through my mind was —

“I wish I could just take a sleep day! Take the whole day and just SLEEP!”

I don’t think I ever wake up any morning bright eyed and bushy tailed! AT ALL.  I always want to sleep. I love sleep. My mom told me that when I was a baby she had to WAKE me up to eat because I just wanted to sleep all the time.

I am so so so so tired and I don’t know why.  Get me a blanket, a pillow and I am in the best cuddle mode. Like this is me every time, every morning and I can’t wait to get back home so that I can either take a nap or go back to bed! I have the BEST blankets, the most comfortable bed ever and I just want to wrap myself up and continue in dreamy dream land.


Am I the only one like this? I could use some feedback and/or comments!

What it is like for you when you wake? What are the first things that run through your mind? How is your sleep? Are you sleeping well?

I think about the call to prayer –jump on when I can.  Try to be as revived as I can, but even the whole time I am still so sleepy all over. It is such a struggle for me. Not really so much of a morning person.  I am always hoping that I will be better at this one day–but then here we are 44 years later and I still feel like I LOVE to sleep.

God help me! Sustain me! Give me the strength to keep on. Revive every bone in my body so that I can take on the day as productive as I can be. I don’t want to feel this way and I don’t want to feel like I never get enough rest. Let that not be the first thing that runs through my mind, except how happy that I am to be in Your presence.

In His Name.




About Christina

Blessings to all that are viewing this. My name is Christina Cruz-Mendez. I am a Senior Pastor at Mission United International Church in Yonkers, NY working along side my husband Juan A. Mendez Jr. Senior Pastor, currently residing in Canton, Georgia. We have been together for 29 years with 2 children that God has blessed us with. Makes us the family of four - "JusChrist4". I have been a Christian and active in ministry for about 22 years now. Through all the rocky and smooth roads in life I am eternally grateful that God has brought me this far in life to share with the world what He is doing in me, through me and for me. View all posts by Christina

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