On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night. Psalm 63:6
The mind is certainly an amazing part of the body. On the face of it, it’s really no more complicated than the old computer acronym: Garbage In Garbage Out. In other words what you put into it will be indicative of what comes out. If your programming is bad, it’ll spit out bad products. As I mentioned in yesterday’s devotional, feeding the mind with great music will nurture the soul and help you think on the qualities referenced in Philippians 4:8:
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.
Similarly, what you are processing (watching, reading, or listening to) just before you go to bed will have a great impact on what you think about “through the watches of the night.”
Does it mean that you could still have bad dreams occasionally? There’s more to dreams than what you subject yourself to right before bedtime. However, the likelihood of bad dreams decreases as you actively “monitor” your pre-sleep input.
Consider listening to calming worship music or a Bible recording before bedtime. Perhaps you already do that and know the massive benefits. Write out some of your experiences for the readers of this blog. We’d love to hear about them.
Many of you received yesterday’s email which stripped out all four videos. I’ve included links to the videos here so you can enjoy them…perhaps even before you lay your head on the pillow tonight.