Friday, June 16, 2017

Personal God

God may have a particular way He shows you things in dreams, because you are uniquely designed. There are many areas that God uses to show me different things.  When I dream of nursing a baby, God is talking about discipling a new believer. When I dream of missing a boat or plane, He is telling me that I am not doing something He has instructed me to do.  If I dream of chewing gum, He is telling me that I am acting childish, or carnal. I have learned the symbols God uses to instruct me, but for each one reading this book, there may be different ways that God shows you the same message because you are different than me. God might uses a school setting and you as the teacher to show you discipling someone. It is a personal journey for every person.  God wants YOU to seek Him.  No other person can seek God for you.  This is one of the things I love about God, the fact that we all have a different perspective of Him because of our personal experiences and our personality. We are all different from that standpoint.  Don’t misunderstand what I am saying, God is not different, just the way He communicates to each of us. If you have a dream you are needing help with leave a comment in the comment section and I will comment back. Sweet dreams!

Friday, June 2, 2017

God dreams will line up with His word

A dream from God the Father will NEVER contradict His word.  That is the reason for knowing God’s word inside and out.  God would never tell you to do something that is sin.  Although dreams are one of the many ways that God speaks to His children, the primary way He speaks to us is when we read His book.  If you haven’t been reading God’s word for a long time, I suggest checking your dreams that you feel are from God with His word.  By checking your dreams by God’s principles, you can easily determine if the dreams are not from God.  If they don’t line up with His word then chances are they are from your soul or the enemy.

God has used dreams in my life to show me things that I wouldn’t ordinarily know.  When I see something in a dream that is not the way it is when I am awake, I have learned that this is one of the ways His gift of the word of knowledge operates in my life.  I once had a dream that the church we were going to at the time had termites.  A few weeks later, the church secretary, who happened to be a personal friend of mine called me and told me that they had discovered termites in the building.  Wow! My dream had come true.  Why did God show me the termites?  I believe He allowed me to see the termites because He wanted to show me that I could trust Him when He showed me something that actually did matter.  Sometimes He has showed me the heart break that some people go through so that I can pray for them.  If you have a lot of vivid dreams for other people chances are you are an intercessor.  God doesn’t show us things for other people if we are not going to pray. Most of the time the dream is for the dreamer unless you are an intercessor, pastor, counselor, or in a position of authority over people.

Monday, May 22, 2017

What is your Response to the Dream

What do with the dream once you receive it and understand its meaning? Remember that your dreams come from one of three sources, God, your soul, or Satan. Once you have determined the source of the dream, only then can you begin to know what to do with the dream.  Remember, God dreams are redemptive in nature, unlike soul dreams are things you either want to happen or are fearful of happening.  They originate from your emotions, mind, or will. Not that you shouldn’t listen to soul dreams, but be aware that soul dreams can deceive us and lead us away from God.  Soul dreams are motivated by our soul.  They are like when you hurt yourself and your body sends a message to the brain to feel pain and in turn when your soul is either in pain, expectation, or anxious about something, the soul sends a message to your brain and it comes out in your subconscious as a dream.  You need to listen to the dream because when you are awake you may feel fine but subconsciously are not fine. Something has either hurt you, caused you anxiety, or possibly you are desirous of something.  Until you can recognize the source you can’t take care of the root problem.  I once knew a very attractive single man who claimed several women had had dreams about marrying him.  Obviously these dreams were from these women’s souls.  One of them was actually married and said that she dreamed that when her husband died, she married this man.  That dream was more likely from Satan.  It didn’t line up with the word of God at all! When you know what things are causing you fear, anxiety, or pain, you can pray accordingly.  God told Paul, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4: 6-7 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Common Dreams Final

Another common dream is one of being back in school. I frequently have dreams where I am at school and am sitting in class and someone says, “There is a test today,” which I am totally unprepared for.  The feeling of Oh My Gosh, if someone had told me at least I would have studied. The feeling of being unprepared is the key to this dream.  If there is a task that you are feeling unprepared for you can always pray that God will show His strength in your weakness. That dream may be alerting you that a test is coming up and you need to be prepared for it so it won’t catch you off guard.  Pray! Pray! Pray!
When you dream of getting peed or pooped on you, this is telling you that you have been offended by someone.  I know this is crazy but the spirit of offense is very real and hard to see, so God will show you this is a dream to help you see it.  Another dream that shows you have pride in your life is when you dream of smoking. Yikes! We cannot see pride in our own lives so God will show us in a dream.

God uses things in our everyday lives to speak His messages to us.  Let’s say you are an avid golfer or fisherman, God will give you dreams of golfing or fishing.  If you are a teacher, God may show you a classroom or grading papers.  He uses ordinary, familiar things to teach us.  My husband is in the floor covering business, so he will frequently have dreams of job sites, rolls of carpet, etc.  The message is in the action or “take away.” Say for instance my husband dreams of a job going smooth and problem-free, the feeling of peace or that of doing a job well is the main “take away.”  On the other hand, if he dreams of a job that has problems after problems, the main “take away” would be the sense of frustration.  I think you get the picture.  Sweet dreams

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

More Common Dreams

Other common dreams are winning the lottery or finding money.  These are very encouraging dreams as well.  Winning the lottery rarely means that you are going to win, but you will win in the game of life.  Wisdom, truth, friendships and a more intimate relationship with God are eternal riches that you can take with you when you leave this earth.  Finding money dreams represent learning things of value like knowing your value in Christ.  Many people battle low self-esteem and when they finally grasp the concept that Jesus values them more than anything on this earth that is like finding true riches that can’t be taken away. There is a scripture that says, “Store up your treasures in heaven, where moth and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal.” Matthew 6:20 On the other hand, if you dream of someone stealing your car or purse or some other personal item that usually represents that the enemy is stealing something from you.  “The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy.  My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.” John 10:10 The way the devil steals from us is to get us to believe his lies about us.  He is the father of lies and the only real power he has is deception.  When we know the authority we have in Christ, he is defeated and can no longer steal from us. I will post on common dreams one more day as I feel like there is more information on this topic.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Common Dreams

Common Dreams are the subject I want to talk about next.  It took me a while to realize that a lot of people have the same dream just different variations.  There is the naked dream. You realize that you have no clothes on and try to hide. That dream usually means that feel vulnerable and insecure. The good meaning of having no clothes on can represent that you are transparent.  Usually the first meaning is the case.  Then we have the dream where your teeth are falling out or some variation (false teeth, baby teeth, tooth ache) They all have different meanings but essentially the same root meaning.  Teeth represent wisdom. So, in the case of teeth falling out, you’re losing your “bite” on something.  No pun intended. False teeth represent you are trading truth for falsehood.  Baby teeth mean you need to grow up and start eating meat.  (Hebrews 5 and 6) Being pregnant or having a baby dreams represent expectations or hope and dreams that are deep within you. (Possibly a ministry) Then there is the dream that you are flying or dancing. Other variations could be riding a bike, with the wind blowing in your hair or swinging like a little child.  These dreams mean carefree and innocent.  These are very encouraging dreams. Pay close attention to your emotions in the dream which are a clue to the interpretation.  A lot of people have the alligator dream.  Alligators are old world animals and almost always represent generational curses.   Tomorrow I will continue with this subject.  Until then, Sweet Dreams!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

When God Just Shows You Something

There have been many times throughout my life where I have had a prophetic dream that in months to come has happened.  Maybe not exactly like in my dream but close enough that I knew it was a prophetic dream.  Sometimes this happens because we are prophetic people and God's gift in us is working.  He lets us know that we have a gift from Him, and it is a sign to let us know that He loves us. Isn't that cool?!  Just because!!! When this occurs, the just because, it is to encourage us that we do indeed hear from God.  This very thing happened to me when I was sixteen.  I had just gotten saved and was in high school.  I was an alternate with seven other girls on our drill team.  When one of the regulars missed 5 days of school, they would get taken out of the routine and on of us alternates would get to go in.  Several days before this happened I had a dream that on of the regulars had missed five days so they drew x's on a piece of paper to see which one of the eight alternates would be placed in the routine. As I opened up my little white square of paper, it had an x on it.  Then in real life when that scenario played out just like I dreamt it, well I jumped up and down and said out loud that I had dreamt it just a few nights before.  I did the math on that one and there was only a twelve and a half percent that the outcome would be in my favor.  But I do walk in the favor on the Lord!  So do you if you are reading this blog and know my sweet savior as the Lord of your life. He is a good, good Father.