Posted on May 10, 2022
Sometimes God will give us a dream we don’t understand, but He deposits it in our spirit like a seed. That’s what happened with my friend Marcia. She was 23 years old when she had the following dream.
She saw a group of people riding toward a person kneeling in prayer. The person wore a long cloak that covered their entire body, including their face.
Marcia began to feel exasperated because the person wasn’t doing anything except praying. Didn’t they recognize the danger they were in? She went to warn them—and suddenly realized it was her. She was the person kneeling in prayer, completely calm even though her enemies were riding toward her.
This dream is a fun one. According to 1 Thessalonians 5:23, God made us with three parts: spirit, soul, and body. In this dream, God showed Marcia two different ways she could respond to attack: Her spirit could trust Him calmly, or her soul could react in fear. “Hey! You need to do something!”
Twenty-two years ago when she had this dream, she barely knew Jesus. She wasn’t mature yet at all—but God gave her this dream to show her where she was going. He’s called her to be someone who can trust Him calmly even during an attack. That’s who she is.
Sometimes we assume that if we don’t understand a dream, we miss out on what God is doing, but that’s not always the case. Certain dreams require a response, but with other dreams, God plants a seed that grows even when we don’t realize what’s going on.
God’s ways are truly beautiful, and our dreams repeatedly reveal that beauty.
To hear more about this dream, check out episode 17 of The Dream’s Guy podcast.
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