“I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.” Psalm 16:7
It is amazing when our eyes and mind fail to cooperate, but with sleep God uses it for His one-on-one with us. Many of us may fight the battle to sleep when our mind is filled with questions. However, this could actually be the exact time God is trying to download His answer. We may lose the battle of sleep but may gain the victory.
“Great generals may fight their battles in their mind long before the trumpet sounds, and so did our Lord win our struggle on his knees before he gained it on the cross. It is a gracious habit after taking counsel from above to take advice within. Wise men see more with their eyes shut by nights than fools can see by day with their eyes open.“ (Spurgeon)
When counsel if given from above then it is time to endorse it from within. This is usually where the battle may be the strongest. We may know the truth of where the heart is being instructed, but now comes the action. Now comes the act of obedience, and with the Lord can we say, “Not my will be done but yours, Lord”? Are there areas where counsel needs to be given?
Today in the workplace:
Where do you need counsel?