Now Peter and his companions had been overcome with sleep
I know men and women in the ministry that I call Warhorses. They are committed to the hilt and run to the point of being expended, pressing the envelope physically and spiritually. They will show up to Bible study or chapel after a week in the field. Hungry and tired, they still make it a priority to minister to others. I think Jesus and His disciples had reached the point of being totally expended by “pressing the envelope” several times in their ministry (Jesus was asleep during a storm (Mat 8.24), not being able to eat a meal (Mark 3.20), asleep in the garden (Mat 26.40). Jesus left us an example of a work ethic that we seldom hear preached today. Obviously, rest has its place but are we pressing ourselves for the King and Kingdom?
Application: Next time you’re tired and don’t want to have that time in the Word and prayer, meet with a mentor, or gather in church, take it the extra mile and do it anyways.
Field – When soldiers practice simulated battle conditions in all kinds of trained and weather.