“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines
the course of your life.” ~ Proverbs 4:23
Dreams are the stuff of life. And I’m not talking about dreams in the sense of goals and aspirations. While such dreams are, indeed, the stuff of life, there is another kind of dream that is even more the stuff of life. This kind of dream is the dream you dream while you are asleep.
Most people dream during their sleep.But most people don’t pay attention to their dreams. Most people think that a dream is the result of last night’s pizza. But I would strongly urge you to pay attention to your dreams. Why? Because dreams are one of the chief ways God speaks to us.
Consider these instances where dreams changed the course of history:
- Joseph of the Many-Colored Coat dreamed dreams that saved the nation of Israel and his family from severe famine.
- Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus, was warned in a dream to flee for the safety of the Child Jesus and his mother Mary.
- The Magi were warned in a dream not to return to Herod but to go home another way.
- John the Revelator wrote the Apocalypse as a result of a dream.
The Bible says this about dreams: “‘In the last days,’ God said, ‘I will pour out my Holy Spirit upon all mankind, and your sons and daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men dream dreams” (Acts 2:17). We are living in these last days. Many followers of Yeshua are dreaming dreams of great meaning for their personal lives and for the life of the Body of Christ in general. I myself have dreamed such dreams.
So, pay attention to your dreams. God may be saying something to you that is of great import to yourself, to your family,or to the Church at-large.
One last thing: the language of dreams is symbolism. In other words, what you see in your dreams usually has a symbolic, not a literal, meaning. Ask Holy Spirit to show you what your dream means. He may do so right away or over time, so be patient.
You will discover a whole new aspect of intimacy with God through the dreams He gives you. So, respect them and pay attention to them.
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