God's Will and Promise Dream
It was dark outside and a group of friends were in a river playing a game. (In real life these friends aren’t believers.) I raced down a hill towards the river and as I did, translucent words and phrases appeared. They were moving horizontally in the air like ducks in a row. Three columns down, four rows across. Without saying anything, I knew I was the only one that saw them. I ran through the words, one-by-one and as I did, they vanished.
I jumped into the river and began floating downstream. While I floated with the current, my friends were trying to swim upstream, getting nowhere. They struggled to remain above the surface as the current tried to take them under. I tried to get them to follow me, but they were focused on going against the current. They didn’t realize the impending danger of alligators coming towards them. I, on the other hand, knew that the alligators posed no threat to me.
End of dream
Since September 2013 I’ve had several dreams with a common theme that underlies God’s will for my life. God's Will and Promise Dream was the first with the principal theme pertaining to becoming a writer and blogger.
Interpretation and purpose of this dream:
There are details in dreams that may appear insignificant, but more often than not, they provide a wealth of information when interpreting dreams. It may be colors, emotions, and in this case the order of events and the number of rows and columns were significant to understanding this dream.
This is what I consider a God-promise dream. God had already called me to be a writer and this was one dream where God reaffirmed He is equipping me with the necessary tools to fulfill His will.
I couldn’t go into the river without going through the “words.” Three columns represent the Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). God is in the midst of all things. Four rows represent the four gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John). Writing is connected to witnessing.
The format of the numbers of rows and columns is a matrix, representing that something is linked together. Three columns down and four rows across also symbolize God’s ability to reach people in all directions, near and far, through my writing.
It’s the help of the Holy Spirit who takes the Word of God and supernaturally sends it to the “four corners of the earth.” Isaiah 11:12 Through the matrix of technology and social media (blog), the gospel goes “across” the globe. I won’t always see how God’s word goes forth. This is represented by the translucent words.
I stepped into my calling by first allowing the Word of God to penetrate my entire being. It’s the help of the Holy Spirit who equips me with the necessary tools to fulfill His will. Psalm 119:105
“…may He equip you with all you need for doing his will.” Hebrews 13:21
The words vanished, representing that at the proper time, God will step in supernaturally to help me. When I don’t know what to write, I can expect divine intervention. When I need the words, they’ll be there.
The game symbolizes a warning for people to quit “playing games” and take God seriously. The Bible states that “people will be lovers of self, not lovers of God.” 2 Timothy 3:2
Going into the river with friends represents my responsibility and willingness to come alongside people and share the gospel. I, too, must take the things of God seriously.
“When the Son of Man returns, it will be like it was in Noah’s day. In those days before the flood, the people were enjoying banquets and parties and weddings right up to the time Noah entered his boat. People didn’t realize what was going to happen until the flood came and swept them all away. That is the way it will be when the Son of Man comes. “Two men will be working together in the field; one will be taken, the other left.” Matthew 24:37-40
With God I can “ride the waves,” despite the challenges that surround me.
Being spirit-filled was how I discerned the dangers lurking in the water. Be alert at all times. (Note: Discerning of spirits is also a recurring theme in my dreams, therefore, I pray often for discernment in spiritual matters. Philippians 1:9)
Are you running towards God and into your calling or are you playing games, standing on a hill?
I look back at this dream and recognize how God had already begun preparing me to become a writer. This was the first dream I had with words that came from a dream in the night. I hadn’t started a book when I had this dream and I definitely had no plans to become a blogger.
Can you see how spectacular God is with this chain of events? God pushed me to write by speaking to me in a dream, which resulted in a book and now a blog on dreams. We never know what God is up to.
Whatever God has called you to do, be obedient.
All things are done of God, for God, and through God. Romans 11:34-36
Believers have been commanded to go into the world and preach the gospel. This is a message for all of us, not just me. Matthew 28:19-20 John 15:16
Spiritual growth is not a game. The Holy Spirit must flow in and through us. “The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.” I Corinthians 2:14
God takes our efforts to do as He pleases. “It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to and it will prosper everywhere I send it.” Isaiah 55:11
Pray for discernment. “I, Wisdom, live together with good judgment. I know where to discover knowledge and discernment.” Proverbs 8:12 “Then you will show discernment, and your lips will express what you’ve learned.” Proverbs 5:2 Romans 10:1
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