40 Days of Prayer: Saturday, March 9
by Dale Levan
Fellowship Baptist Church – Rome, GA
The Onion Pillow
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:8
I have neck problems. So, I have a certain chiropractic pillow that I use. I have one that I have used for years, and you can tell by looking at it. So, my wife purchased a new one from a local chiropractor. Then she threw the old one in the trash.
I slept on the new pillow for one night and woke up with a tremendous head and neck ache, so I knew it wouldn’t work. So, I dug the old one out of the trash, put a clean pillow case on it, and laid down to sleep.
I didn’t realize that my wife had also put onion skins in the trash…with the old pillow. Now my beloved pillow smelled like onions. Every night for a week, I slept with the aura of onions swirling around my head until Febreze cured the old pillow of its smell and until I could get a new pillow to try.
What thoughts affect your mind when you go to bed? Those thoughts whether good or bad will affect your sleep and your peace. If your mind is filled with worry or fear, it will affect the “smell” of your night. If your mind is filled with pornography, your thoughts will be clouded by guilt or wrong desires throughout the night.
But if your thoughts are controlled by God’s Word and the Lord, He will give you perfect peace. So, whatever has happened during your evening: bad news, negative comments from others, controversy, thoughts of tomorrow or yesterday, take time to read the Bible, and read God’s perspective on whatever is swirling around your mind and heart. He will spray spiritual Febreze to take away the germs of sleeplessness from you and give you peace.