My daughter and I are sharing a bedroom at the moment. We’re on holiday, and it’s just the way it’s worked out! I’m in the bed, my daughter’s on the floor. She doesn’t mind – she’s just happy to be sleeping next to me!
A couple of nights ago, I leaned over the side of the bed and said, ‘Goodnight, my precious.’ These are my normal goodnight words to my daughter (often with an ‘I love you’ tagged on the end).
As I lay back, and settled down to sleep, I heard a soft whisper in my mind, ‘Goodnight my precious. I love you!’
I knew it was God saying goodnight to me!
It had never crossed my mind before that God would want to say goodnight to me! I had never even given him the space to do so.
But thinking about it now, it seems so natural. I’m his child, his precious daughter.
I love saying goodnight to my own daughter (usually!) – the cuddles, the last-thing-at-night chat and silliness, the words of love and affirmation. Why wouldn’t my heavenly Father, my Dad, want to do the same with me?
So now, each night as I settle down to sleep, I’m going to listen. I’m going to let my Daddy say goodnight to me. Maybe we can have some last-thing-at-night chat and silliness together too! I know for sure, he will speak his words of love and affirmation over me.
I encourage you, as you settle down to sleep tonight to take some time to listen. Let your heavenly Father, your Dad, speak to you.
What does God say when he says goodnight to you?
PS. The night after posting this, I was listening out for God as I lay in bed. This is what I heard him say:
‘I’ve had such fun being with you today!’
My immediate reaction was,
‘Why? I haven’t done anything particularly fun today. I haven’t even really acknowledged you much.’
‘I just enjoy being with you!’
Wow! That amazed me. God thinks I’m fun to be with! He loves being with me, for no other purpose than just being with me! (And it made me realise that I haven’t really thought of myself as being fun to be with, and that that’s a lie from Satan.)
Then last night God told me how excited he is to see me using the gifts he’s given me (writing for one), and how excited he is to see me moving into all he has for me.
This letting God say goodnight to me is revolutionary! It’s exciting. It’s life-giving. It’s changing me.
I would love to hear what God says when he says goodnight to you, and how it’s touching your life. So do listen out for God tonight, and come back and leave a comment below.
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