God speaks to us in infinite ways. One of the many great mysteries of God and something I will never fully wrap my head around. The Lord remains the same but He continually changes the way He reaches out and interacts with us.
When God speaks to me, I don’t actually hear a voice. Nope, nothing audible (thank goodness!). Instead, I “feel” God’s voice. In other words, I suddenly sense God’s presence in and all around me.
Sometimes this happens in prayer but many times it happens when I am doing the most mundane things – washing dishes, fixing my computer, making a cup of tea, whatever. Anyway, I stop whatever I am doing and focus.
What happens next? Words appear in my mind. Sometimes it’s just one word; other times, four or five. If it’s more than one word, I try to make a sentence. Sometimes that’s all I get. Other times I get more “feelings” and from a word or a sentence a movie begins to play in my head and I strain as hard as I can to “watch” the movie and understand what God is saying to me.
I know this may sound strange or bizarre but it is also extremely hard work and often I cannot make heads or tails of what is going on. I try hard to listen to God and hope for the best.
This past month the Lord changed up the way He speaks to me.
Why? I have no idea. God is God and the Lord walks in perfect freedom to do whatever He wants, whenever He wants, however He wants to whomever He wants.
God now speaks to me in dream land.
I know some believers who have lots of God dreams. They wake up in the morning, write down their dreams and discuss it with their sisters and brothers in Christ. At church, over coffee, by email or texting, whatever works for them. They try hard to understand and interpret what God said to them in their sleep. What God tells them to pay attention to, what the Lord teaches them about themselves or their life, warnings of what lies ahead, or insights into the nature of God Himself. Continuous dream messages from God.
My dream land was different. For years it was primarily a spiritual battleground between good and evil, heavily dominated by evil. The enemy camped out in full force with the Lord in Heaven and the Heavenly Hosts rarely setting foot inside. My dream land was a terrible and often terrifying place to visit.
Why was my dream land like this? I am not sure but I believe my salvation in Christ Jesus was coming and the enemy knew it, or at least had wind of it, and was not about to go down without a fight. After I got saved, the enemy was bound determined to drag me back to the dark side. To a world of hatred, distrust, cynicism and non-belief where I lived for decades before I got saved. Spiritual warfare raged on in dream land and there were some nights when I was almost afraid to close my eyes.
Dream land changed over time. These nights I sleep deep, dark peaceful sleeps. Why? I matured in Christ. I developed a stronger sense of who I am in Lord Jesus and as a result peace, truth, goodness and light broke out in dream land and the horrific battles came to an end. The enemy was defeated, knew it, and retreated.
As the enemy faded into the dark and dreary mist, the Lord moved in and set up His permanent camp. Christ Salvation Camp, I call it. The Lord on His throne giving me visions of love, wisdom, insight and knowledge. God as a movie director in my dream land guiding and directing my life.
The Lord’s dreams are colorful, vivid, humorous, sometimes scary and challenging, but never dull and always fun to watch. This is new spiritual territory for me and I pray it continues.
The Lord speaks to us in infinite ways. I pray as you grow and mature in your relationship with Christ you hear the Lord more and more in your life. In the way He speaks to you when you are awake, or when He paints pictures of His life for you in your dreams.May God speak to you clearly and often, awake and in your dreams Click To Tweet
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