I was 20 years old and living more for myself the I was for Jesus, but I had a dream that left me with a slightly eerie feeling. Because even tho, at that point, I had zero knowledge on charismatic Christianity, I KNEW that this dream meant something.
My brother had just turned sixteen, and was the proud new owner of a fairly expensive Tahoo. In my dream, I saw this vehicle slide off the road, the details are a bit blurry but the part I remember clearly was Mike standing in front of his truck eyeing the fairly significant amount of damage with a mixture of shock and disappointment.
This dream scared me, and I spent the next couple days pleading with God to not let him die in a car wreck. I did keep coming back to the fact tho that in the dream, Mike was very much alive after the wreck.
Guys… he wrecked his truck. And the details of that wreck and the details in my dream were close enough the same that it put the fear of the Lord in me. Not to mention the awe I felt at how incredible and magnificent God is!
I could tell you countless dreams that I have had over the last decade that have to some degree come to pass.
Like the time I dreamed that I had 5 kids under the age of 5 and I felt stressed out, frustrated and out of control. I laughed that dream off because my first two kiddos were already almost 3 years apart so it wasn’t even possible.
Well, God reminded me of this dream when we had 3 foster kids and 2 kids of our own… all under the age of 5!
When I was praying for a mentor, I had a dream of me emailing some unknown person and they would email back with all kinds of amazing wisdom. This dream didn’t come true for months but guys it happened! She is an amazing no-nonsense kind of woman who serves God with the kind of passion that I want, and she pours into many younger people. I talk to her in person but the main line of communication that I have with her is through email.
Dreams was one of those things that I wasn’t that interested in but once it became a reoccurring thing in my life, I decided to get educated on it. For me that means spending an insane amount of time googling it, then once I’m convinced it’s a thing I buy books, read blogs, watch video series and pretty much get all the information I can on this latest subject of interest.
Oh, and then I blog about it. 🙂
Well, my research has me convinced that most (all?) dreams mean something.
It’s biblical guys, if you don’t believe me just read all the scriptures that tell us about God talking to people through dreams.
God sent an angel to Joseph in a dream to warn him to flee to Egypt with Mary and baby Jesus.
God spoke to Joseph in a dream (the sheaves bowed down to him)
There is many, many more illustrations in the Bible of how God used dreams to speak to people.
The dreams I shared above were dreams that happened quite literally, but most dreams are in more of a parable form. (again this is biblical, Jesus rarely taught people outright, most times he spoke to them in parables, which leaves us scratching our heads in confusion unless…
Unless we are interested.
Then we can pray into it and we will find that there actually is an easily understood interpretation.
That’s how it is with dreams. You’ve got to interpret them.
There’s 3 questions to ask yourself that are the keys to unlocking your dreams.
1. What is currently going on in your life?
2. What was the main action of the dream?
3. What emotion was I feeling?
Here’s an example of a dream I had recently.
Someone stole Checkers lunch and thermos, and I was angry! But there was nothing I could do about it because this person proclaimed that she had rights to these things, not to mention, everyone else was backing this person up!
‘Get over it Grace,’ they said and fired all kinds of accusations my way about how this was actually my fault.
I. Was. Livid.
At the end of the dream, however, things somehow turned around and I was told to go this person’s house and get the lunch and thermos back, when I got there, they very unwillingly gave back my things, and to my surprise both were filled to the brim with food, even though it was empty when they took it.
Well, so that sounds like a crazy, weird dream, right? But once I asked God for the interpretation, and asked myself the 3 questions, it was actually and exciting dream!
It’s a long story but what’s happening in my life right now? Well, I do feel like something is being taken from me. How do I feel about this? I feel angry! But this dream holds a promise that gives me peace in the moment, even tho I don’t know what the out come will be. Because in my dream it ended well, in my dream, I ended up getting more back then I had lost!
And that my friends is why I’m so excited about hearing what God is telling us through our dreams!