Genesis 2:21-22 says, “And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God has taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.” We like Adam need to learn the importance of falling asleep in the will of God. Notice with me first off that Adam let God put him to sleep. It would have been an immoral thing for God to force Adam to sleep against his own will. No doubt Adam submitted to God’s decision to put him sleep. He gave absolute trust to the Lord. He may have said, “Lord, I’m taking my hands off this completely.” This is exactly what all of us need to do. Our natural tendency is to want to get involved. To make things happen. To work it out on our own. But we must let God put us to sleep. Notice secondly that as soon as Adam fell asleep, God began to work. God took the rib, God closed up the flesh, God made woman, and then God brought her to man. My wife and I have found out that we can get so much more done when our children are safely tucked away in bed. When they are sleeping they are not asking questions, they are not getting in the way, and they are not trying to help out. Our heavenly father is no different–He does His best work when we are asleep. By the way, the reason is so that He alone gets all the glory. Notice thirdly, when Adam awoke, he was not disappointed. When Adam opened his eyes, he saw the most beautiful creature he had ever looked upon. Not only was she gorgeous, she was the perfect person God created for Adam. She was his absolute completer. Adam and Eve were a perfect match. I have learned through the years to lower my expectations I have for others. Why? Because people always disappoint us. However, God never disappoints us. We can always raise the expectations with Him. His provision always exceeds our expectations. But the key is we must fall asleep in God’s will. I like what Jim Elliot said, “God always gives His best to those that leave the choice up to Him.” In other words, surrender to the Lord, rest in His will, and God will show you great things.