Wake up. It’s a new day. No matter what came before – no matter what it was because nothing is too much, too big, too awful, too wonderful for God – no matter what’s in your past, God is here. Now. Then. Always. He loves you and me and all of us, and he has plans and work for us to do.
But make sure that you don’t get so absorbed and exhausted in taking care of all your day-by-day obligations that you lose track of the time and doze off, oblivious to God. The night is about over, dawn is about to break. Be up and awake to what God is doing! God is putting the finishing touches on the salvation work he began when we first believed. We can’t afford to waste a minute, must not squander these precious daylight hours in frivolity and indulgence, in sleeping around and dissipation, in bickering and grabbing everything in sight. Get out of bed and get dressed! Don’t loiter and linger, waiting until the very last minute. Dress yourselves in Christ, and be up and about!
— Romans 13:11-14 (The Message)