Can God Talk To Us Through Our Dreams?
I dreamt that I worked in a fancy, extravagant spa. It oozed with richness. I had blue sheer curtains as my office wall and the dress code required flashy dresses. Facials cost $110 and that was the most inexpensive of all the luxuries.
In my dream, God spoke into my heart and showed me how outrageous all that extravagance was. People died from starvation while these houses of luxury were being built. I saw how crazy this really was and decided that I had to quit my job.
Then God told me that it was not good enough just to make changes in my own life. I had to now go out and tell others. (tweet this)
So I began to tell my co-workers why I quit this job. I approached patrons of the spa and explained to them the stark difference in the world. I pointed out how one of the floral decorations in the front foyer could easily pay for food for 12 families for a month in a third world country.
My dream continued as I told them how tithing worked. One rich woman challenged me and said that she already gave to the poor. But when I explored further, I discovered that she gave less than three percent of her income. I invited her to increase this amount to at least 10 percent.
As I left the building, I talked to everyone I saw. I began to shout about the excessiveness in the building and the tragedy of the state of the world.
Then my message changed to one of repentance. I told the women of the need to claim Jesus as their Lord and Saviour. I talked of dying and meeting their Maker face-to-face and how He will say to some, “I did not know you.” I explained how we can choose to be in heaven with our Lord or spend eternity away from God.
I woke up in a sweat.
I was twisted in my bed sheets. Wow, what a dream. The colours were vibrant and the message was clear. In my mind’s eye I can still see the gorgeous flower arrangements and shimmering curtains. But more than that, I can better understand the message of wastefulness and helping those less fortunate than ourselves.
They also will answer, “Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?He will reply, “I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.” (Matthew 25:41-45 NIV).
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A significant dream and an arresting, potentially life-changing, message.
May this prove fruitful in the lives of those of us who read and heed. ~~+~~
Thanks Peter. I love the idea of “reading and heeding”. This is exactly what God calls us to do when we read His Word.