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Hey there, I'm Sunny Shell, a wretch saved by God's grace through faith in Jesus Christ the Lord. I'm married to the most incredible man on earth, who loves Jesus more than he loves me, and we have two precious adult sons.

The compassionately endures me through my metabolic disease (since 2004) that enables me to be more prayerful and careful about commitments I make and helps me to make the best use of my short time here on earth.

If you want to know more about me, click HERE.

While You Were Sleeping - A Call to Repentance



This is a music video of Casting Crowns' song, While You Were Sleeping. It is only five minutes long. Please take the time to listen, with an open heart and open hands to receive all that God chooses to give you.

"For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept. But at midnight there was a cry, 'Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.' Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.' But the wise answered, saying, 'Since there will not be enough for us and for you, go rather to the dealers and buy for yourselves.' And while they were going to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut. Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, 'Lord, lord, open to us.' But he answered, 'Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.' Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.' "
~ Matthew 25:3-13
(emphasis added)

May we be led into repentance as we encourage others to do the same. And should our Bridegroom return soon, may He not find any of us "sleeping", but awake and alert; always prepared to do His will1 and offer to Him, our abandoned love.

"Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."
~ Matthew 26:41

"Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on earth?"
~ Luke 18:8(b)

And what about you dear brothers and sisters? Will you watch for our Lord Jesus Christ with me? Will you commit to pray for yourselves and for others to abide in Christ alone? When He comes, will He find us faithful? I pray that He does.

Footnotes:

1. Ephesians 2:10, Matthew 7:15-16 & 19-20


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10 comments:

  1. Thank you for the sweets comments! You are such an encouraging and uplifting sister!

    This study and wonderful group of sisters is exactly what I needed in this season of my life! I am so excited to see what God is going to do and how he is going to move in all of our lives!

    I am so glad that you have and are following the holy spirites leading! I know that sometimes we don't follow God's calling and what blessings we miss!

    Have a blessed day!
    Naomi

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  2. Amen! May we be about the Father's business, even more so as we see the day approaching! Thanks for sharing and reminding us to not be asleep!

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  3. Sunny, your post was so inspiring! I pray my lamp stays full as I eagerly await my Savior's return.

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  4. Very inspiring. Casting Crowns music is great. I have tons of their songs stored in my mp4, and I often play it on my way to office. or i turn on the notebook early morning at home and listen to their music full of worship and praises to God.

    Beautiful Friday to you faithful Sunny!!

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  5. I just want to start by saying that you are such a sweet and encouraging lady!

    You say that my words blessed you but your words truly blessed my heart!

    Thank you for sharing your similar story! My daughter understands and has said similar things to me and we told her just about the same things. No matter what the circumstances were we loved her from the very beginning. Like you said God picked their birthdate we picked the wedding date! I liked that!

    Love and many blessings!
    Naomi

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  6. Amen..!
    Oh Sunny,, How your beautiful words encourage and uplift me.
    Thankyou

    Much Love and Blessings
    Rose

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  7. Sunny, thank you for the study. I am watching, waiting and ready for Him to come. Doylene

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  8. Sunny, thank you for the study. I am watching, waiting and ready for Him to come. Doylene

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  9. Very inspiring. Casting Crowns music is great. I have tons of their songs stored in my mp4, and I often play it on my way to office. or i turn on the notebook early morning at home and listen to their music full of worship and praises to God.

    Beautiful Friday to you faithful Sunny!!

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  10. Amen! May we be about the Father's business, even more so as we see the day approaching! Thanks for sharing and reminding us to not be asleep!

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