Updated: Jan 25
Why You Should Pay Attention To Your Dreams
I used to say I wasn't a dreamer, but I don't think that was true. What was happening was that I didn't remember my dreams, and that was a problem.
Why? Because I've learned that God speaks to us in dreams.
Have you ever heard the story of Solomon asking God for wisdom and discernment instead of wealth and riches? In the story, God is so pleased with Solomon's request that He also gives him wealth and prosperity.
Check out this passage from 1 Kings 3:11-14
"So God said to him, 'Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice,12 I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be.13 Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked for—both wealth and honor—so that in your lifetime you will have no equal among kings.14 And if you walkin obedience to me and keep my decrees and commands as David your father did, I will give you a long life.'”
Exciting, right? Many people don't know that this entire conversation happened in a dream. Verse 15 states, "Then Solomon awoke—and he realized it had been a dream."
So what happened?
God visited Solomon in a dream and cut a covenant with him that would manifest in the natural world. Are you beginning to see why dreams are so important?
Since 2014, I've kept a dream journal. When I wake up from a dream, I generally reach for my dream journal to record it; however, it wasn't happening every time. A few times, I noticed myself not getting up to write out my dreams, mainly if they occurred in the middle of the night. Blame it on tiredness or laziness, but it was a problem because I couldn't recall them when I got up in the morning. As a result, I started to voice record my dreams on my phone using the voice notes app, which has saved my life.
Anywho, lately, my dream life has been off the chain. I know because I listen to my recordings. What I noticed recently, though, is that God has started to release to me life strategies for the year. While I didn't ask for them, the Father knows what we need, so He gives to us freely.
Do you need a strategy? Look to your dreams.
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