To Egypt & Back Again

Posted on September 12, 2022

Because of a dream, Joseph woke his family in the middle of the night and moved them to Egypt. Later, after another dream, he moved them home.

If Joseph was wrong—if he missed what God was saying—the results could have been disastrous. But he wasn’t wrong. He trusted that he heard God’s voice, and he willingly made major life decisions based on what he dreamed.

Today many of us would be terrified of making decisions that way. We have a worldly, Greek mindset that leads us to avoid anything that doesn’t make sense to us. We tend to set human reasoning above spiritual communication, and that’s how we view our dreams. 

“Well, that didn’t make any sense, so was it really from God?” 

But here’s the deal. When God speaks, we cannot make decisions based solely on what makes sense to us. If we want to be worldly, sure. But if we want to think the way God thinks, we need to undo our worldly mindset and learn how to think biblically. 

I know what it’s like to be worldly, and I don’t want to go back there. I want His voice, even if I don’t fully understand.

More and more we need to realize the Lord is not a construct of human understanding. He is God. His Word says He speaks through dreams, so whether we feel comfortable with this or not, we need to learn to understand our dreams because He speaks through them. That’s the reason dreams are important—because He’s important. 

Fill yourself with God’s Word, and allow Him to be the reason you value your dreams. 

God frequently uses dreams to guide and protect His people. To learn more, listen to episode 28 of The Dreams Guy podcast.