“Ok why don’t you think about it and call me.”
“Right, I’ll sleep on it.”
Why do we think a night of sleep leads to better decision making? I will admit that I thought it was of marginal benefit, at best. At the least, sleep would allow the mind and body to regenerate, and perhaps, clarity does come from rest. But the Bible has provided a better answer.
I marvel at the stories of the great saints of the Bible who received revelation from God in dreams. Although I cannot state with certainty that God has spoken to me in a dream, on many mornings, I awake with a new insight and direction from the Holy Spirit. Some examples include receiving a new blog about a Bible verse, a new direction for my life, or a decision about my business, such as whether to pursue a new contract or hire a new employee. These insights always began when I ended my day reading the Bible or a Christian book and awakened, reciting the Lord’s prayer as I lay in bed after the alarm rang. So yes, sleeping on it does yield answers!
O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.
Psalms 5:3 (ESV)
God never sleeps and He is always praying for us and hears all of our prayers, silent and spoken. It is a comfort to know that the last thoughts I have before sleeping and the first thought when I awaken is in Him!
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.