David’s dynamic relationship with God is really impressive. “On my bed, I remember you. I think of you through the watches of the night.” Psalm 63:6 “When I awake, I am still with thee.” Psalm 139:18.
I am intense, and love my green tea. So sleeping early has always been problematic. So when I am awake, long after my mate is snoring, it is nice to wriggle a little, get comfortable, and think, “I will think of thee, though the watches of the night. When I am awake, I am still with thee.”
Sometimes, I have a little conversation with God. Often, just the awareness of his enveloping presence puts me to sleep. And when I awake, I am still with thee.
1 O God, you are my God,
earnestly I seek you;
my soul thirsts for you,
my body longs for you,
in a dry and weary land
where there is no water.
and beheld your power and your glory.
my lips will glorify you.
and in your name I will lift up my hands.
with singing lips my mouth will praise you.
I think of you through the watches of the night.
I sing in the shadow of your wings.
your right hand upholds me.