Did you know there are over 500 million websites dealing with dreams? Along with this, there are 105 million websites dealing with dream interpretation, and 185 million coaching websites helping people to fulfill their dreams. Why are dreams so fascinating to us?
Secular influences would like us to believe that our dreams are nothing more than a psychological sorting box, or an indicator of our appetites. While our dreams can reflect our everyday realities and desires, they are so much more than that. We dream because God loves to communicate with us!
In Joel 2, God says "I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions." This is a promise for our day and age! Along with signs, wonders and miracles, let's remember that dreams and visions are key indicators of an outpouring of God's Spirit. Revival happens when God's people are in tune with what He is saying.
In Genesis 40, Joseph meets some fellow prisoners who are frustrated because their dreams feel significant, yet they do not know how to interpret them. Joseph's response is bold: "Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell me your dreams." Even in prison, Joseph knew that he had access to God, and that God would share his messages with him. Out of Joseph's dream interpretations came life-changing events and decisions.
Joseph was right: interpretations belong to God. Though each of us may not have expertise in dream interpretation or a deep understanding of symbolism, God is longing to converse with us. He is looking for friends to whose hearts He can reveal His secrets, instructions and encouragement.
If that is the case, I say "Papa, pick me!" Why not take a moment to ask Him for some heavenly dreams this week?
If you would like to learn more about connecting with God at night-time, you may enjoy my message 'Shifting Nightmares to Dreams', which can be found in the messages section of my web store.