Dream on …

“In a dream, for instance, a vision at night, when men and women are deep in sleep, fast asleep in their beds—God opens their ears and impresses them with warnings.” Job 33:15-17

I’m staying at my daughter’s home in New Jersey where I have a lovely room to sleep. When the kids are up and preparing to go to school, I hear nothing. Last night I slept all night without awakening–the best since my husband died last April. I was aware that I had I had pleasant dreams,  but within seconds, I had no recall of their content. I tried to recall them, but could only get visions of setting a table and people around it.

In scripture, such as in the passage of Job, dreams are called a “vision of the night.” So, do our dreams come from God? Hannah Goodwyn, of CBN.com, writes, “It’s important to understand that not all dreams are God-given. It may be that you ate something weird, or that your mind just kept going after a busy day. Dreams can also be from Satan.” Goodwyn suggests in regards to our dreams that we pray, listen to God, write our dreams down, seek godly council, and then let it be.

Since I can’t remember the dreams, I have no choice but to let it be. However, I wonder if God attempted to answer my prayers for direction in my life through a vision in my dreams.

Lord, thank you for visions and dreams while we sleep. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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