Friday, August 3, 2007

DSD

a Jesus thought...
Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things, But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her. (Luke 10:41-42)

a Godly thought...
Throughout scripture God rarely worked in the same way twice. God's activity was always unique to the people with whom he was dealing and the time in which he was working. Therefore God's activity cannot be reduced to a formula. (p59 Blackaby)

a leading thought...
Christian leaders who emulate the success of other churches into their own churches have no need to cultivate an intimate relationship with God. (p59 Blackaby)

a Dave thought...
Year 2007 for me has been the year of DSD. This of couse stands for Deliberate Sleep Deprivation, my quest was to see how much sleep does my body really need? As I wanted to spend more time with God, read and exercise along with normal life I needed to find some extra hours. Everyone told me that I needed 8 hours sleep to live a healthy life, but the more I read most significant leaders slept 4-5 hours a night. William Booth slept 1-4am only so I'm glad he didn't submit to the 8 hours of sleep a night club as I probably wouldn't have a job! It has also been scientifically proven that those that sleep under 8 hours a night outlive those that sleep 8 hours and above.

Anyway if you want to put your body to the test, start wherever you are at and take 15 minutes off every month. I began in January getting up at 6.30, then Feb 6.15 etc. Well for those that want the update I have stopped at 5am in July but on Aug 1 I felt so guilty not getting up at 4.45 but happy with my progress. So I am now on my 34th day at 5am and have reduced my sleep to 5 hours a night and finding time to read, pray & exercise everyday.
Believe me DSD will change your life, who wants to join me?

Just a thought.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dave, all I can say is ESTJ.

Limo

Anonymous said...

what if I stopped at 7.45 per night!?

Lieutenant Dave said...

C'mon guys lets not look for loopholes!

Anonymous said...

lies! all lies!

Cadet Stobes!! said...

I'm up for it Dave - How exactly to do you plan to keep me accountable... I wanna be a great leader for Christ! Email me soon, we should catch up! Under the blood!