[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hy is your bed strategic? Because the place where you sleep is a site of divine renewal or satanic regression. You could be either made or marred on your bed. Lying on your bed in the solemnity of day or the serenity of night, you can initiate, maintain, and sustain fruitful thinking that will change your life. Great thoughts of glorious happenings could be inspired on your bed as you thoughtfully guard your hearts in deep search of divine mysteries: “There is a spirit in man, the inspiration of the Lord giveth them understanding,” Job 32:8.
Such deep reflections of the night have made great men of many who were not born with great advantages. So many people, believers included, allow their minds to wander away in the thoughts of the night, not knowing that the outcome of the following day is established during this time.
Some lay dejectedly on their beds, devastated because of the disappointments or failures encountered during the day. They lose their peace and find no rest but instead an anxiety-infused night. A bad night will produce a grumpy and agitated morning, and the cycle continues.
God ordained your bed principally as a place of rest, renewal, and refreshing. As you sleep and wake up, you are empowered or energized to wake up to another enterprising day of fulfilling God’s purpose for you on earth. When you miss this opportunity, what God ordained for you may never be realized until your habits change.
It is equally true that prolonged lack of rest or sleep results in stress-induced insanity, and sleep is a potent medicine for good health. Everyone should be wise enough to prepare for the night, just as the morning. A man must prepare for his day and night in order to make it in life, because the wicked one is waiting in the wings to sow evil seed in the lives of men.
Those who know the importance of the bed have been inspired and fortified with deep revelation, instruction, invention, and creative direction and have received solutions to longstanding problems. Many who understand the importance of the bed as a place of power do not go to bed carelessly. They have come to know the bed is a place of night-gate warfare.
All kinds of battle wait for the night when the souls of men are weary from the day’s labor. Many such attacks are launched and fought upon our beds. Several beloved souls have gone through inexplicable nightmares, late-night trauma, and barrages of harrowing thoughts that make even bold men tremble. It happens because our minds are viable grounds for the devil to display his morbid wares, while we engage in “…disquieting thoughts from the visions of the night, When deep sleep falls on men” (Job 4:13).
Resist the plan of the devil to engage your minds negatively and strategically win the battle over your mind upon your bed. But how do you resist? It is very important to search this out. Till we meet again, it is well with you!
Taiwo Ayeni is president of Rehoboth Bible Ministries, Inc., in Grand Prairie, where he lives with his wife Abidemi and their son and daughter. You may contact him at www.rehobothbministries.org.