This morning I woke to a dream. I really can’t remember much of it:
I’d been visiting my friend in prison and on the way out went to a desk to process his release.
I’m feeling my way into prophetic stuff. I’d heard, I think from Ken Johnson, “Someone said that God doesn’t speak to them in dreams. Have you ever considered that he does? Well, no. So why should God bother speaking through your dreams if you’re just going to dismiss it as just a crazy dream?”
Like my dream. It’s just a glimpse of something random. There’s no substance to it at all – just a random thought. But then I thought, “Maybe God is behind this. Maybe I should consider this.” All I got out of this is “God is releasing my friend from prison”. By “releasing” I mean the process is happening. I think of an explanation of:
Ephesians 5:18 Stop getting drunk with wine, which leads to wild living, but
– that its a process continuing over time – not a once-off event.
I feel I am to praise God for my friend’s release, which is being released from Heaven.
On the way to work, I felt like calling my parents, which I’ve never done from the car. (don’t worry I use hands-free earphones) While waiting for mum to be available, I told dad I’d had a dream, but would wait for mum to share it. Just as mum came on he told me he’d just sent off his documents. Dad’s been investigating our friend’s trial transcripts to verify his claims of innocence and to solidify dad’s impression into a clear case presenting that the trials were a sham. This three-year project has just completed with him sending off his case to several
Wow – what a cool coincidence. Our God is a God of coincidences.
That independent verification proved to me that God was indeed speaking to me through this random glimpse of a dream – so I should be more attentive to what he might be saying in the future.
For my dad, it was independent verification that his work is not in vain. He’s been working tirelessly for years in faithful obedience to what he felt God was directing him without feedback as to what would come of this.
This encouraged him that through this, our friend will be released, although we don’t known how long this process will take – even if it’s years.
So pay attention to your dreams and consider what God might be showing you.
Blessings – Shalom