PEACEFUL SLEEP IN TROUBLED TIMES
Can God speak to you as you sleep? He can and He does! ~ Each night He is whispering wisdom and singing over you... but are you tuned to the right frequency to hear and receive? ~ Psalm 42:8 - "By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me - a prayer to the God of my life." ~ With days filled with so much uncertainty and anxiety, we need to actively seek God's wisdom as we lay our head down to sleep. ~ Whether we are tuned into this wisdom or not has a powerful effect on how we feel during the waking hours. ~ Psychology Today reports that often the emotions associated with a dream persist throughout the day, thereby exerting their effects on our mood and behavior during waking life. ~ If our days are going to be filled with something, they may as well be filled with God's peace and comfort, right?! ~ Psalm 16:7 "I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me." ~ Try a little experiment, ask God to speak to you as you sleep, and then play gentle worship music as you prepare for bed (and even as you fall asleep if you often have bad dreams). ~ Welcoming God in, will allow you to hear Him better and feel a pocket of peace as you slumber. ~ Come back to me with your stories and experiences, let's see what God can do in, and through us, at night!