Don't Waste Another Night Just Sleeping

Don't Waste Another Night Just Sleeping
January 12, 2015 Neil Kennedy

Don’t Waste Another Night Just Sleeping

It’s a topic rarely discussed, but I have found it to be one of the best kept secrets to understanding how the Spirit of God gives us insight, counsel, purposes, ideas, witty-inventions, problem solving, creativity, devising plans and schemes. It is positioning yourself to receive counsel at night.

Before you jump to a conclusion to think that this is a wild thought — quickly survey some of the answers that you’ve received when facing very difficult circumstances and challenges. Did you awaken with new insight to your situation? Did you have a sudden answer to your problems? Or have you received an idea in a dream?

The first time that I heard of someone receiving a creative idea at night was a craftswoman who was challenged to invent a new way of sewing. She was so desperate for an answer that she prayed and asked for God to help her. That night she dreamed the entire process and awakened to do it just as she saw in her dream.

The great botanist and inventor, George Washington Carver was known for relying upon the Spirit for creativity. Mr. Carver invented hundreds of practical products from peanuts and sweet potatoes.

Since new developments are the products of a creative mind, we must therefore stimulate and encourage that type of mind in every way possible. – George Washington Carver

Every book that I’ve written, I crafted at night in my sleep and awakened to type it. I never go to sleep without praying for the Spirit to counsel me in the night.

I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. – Psalm 16:7

So, don’t waste another night just sleeping. Ask the Spirit to counsel you in the night.

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Action Step:

Before you sleep tonight, ask the Holy Spirit to give you counsel regarding the challenges that you are facing.


  1. Eddie Smith 6 years ago

    As a best-selling author of Christian books, I write my questions on a notepad, and leave it on my nightstand. Either He will wake me during the night, or when I awake in the morning, I’ll take my pad to my “prayer chair” and wait in meditation for the answer. I could share startling revelation received. Perhaps this is because my active mind isn’t interfering. :)

  2. Vera G Sullivan 5 years ago

    This one of my practice as well. I find He (the Holy Spirit will answer). Thanks for sharing.

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