They can be gifts from God. And they can certainly just be the result of random thoughts your brain interprets and visualizes randomly. But how do you know which is which?
Well, it takes more than a feeling to know if they’re gifts from God.
Oh wait. I haven’t even mentioned what I’m talking about. How rude of me. Of course, I’m talking about dreams. You know. Those movies you get to watch, while you’re sleeping, without a subscription to Netflix or YouTube. And if you tell me you don’t dream, I feel sorry for you.
Although, come to think of it, I don’t dream all the time. Or else I don’t remember them all if I DO dream all the time.
Those sleep time movies can be awesome, gruesome, lonesome, and even troublesome. Well, at least some of them can be. And that about somes, uh, sums it up.
But did you know (you probably did and still do) that dreams play a big role in the Bible? Yeah, probably most people never dreamed how big a role (see what I did there?). And there’s a section where a prophet, named Joel, talked about how, in the “last days,” God will pour out of his Spirit and “old men will dream dreams.” And that’s important enough for Luke, the physician, to quote Joel’s prophesy.
That’s a clear case of dreams being gifts from God.
And here’s another way dreams are gifts from God. I’m talking about those visions or yearnings you get in your mind during the daytime. Not random brainwaves. Actual concentrated thoughts. You might not connect them to your Creator.
But it’s a mistake to miss that connection.
Because, at the very least, you couldn’t even think if it weren’t for God. Because if He didn’t exist, you wouldn’t either. And, by simple deductive logic, if you didn’t exist, your dreams wouldn’t either. Game! Set! Match!
OK, on that note, I shared all that so I could share something I’ve shared before. Whew, that’s a lot of sharing. Yeah, it’s what I consider an encouragement, especially to youngsters, to dream. AND to follow through. Because, well, read, and you’ll see why.
Dream The Dreams
Waking up from silly dreams isn’t silly as it seems
Because dreamers are what makes the world go ’round.
With those pictures in your head,
As you rise up out of bed,
You might find the thing that needed to be found.
You might dream of flying cars
That go cruising through the stars,
Then design a brand new turbo rocket ship.
You might wake up from your sleep
With an awesome way to keep
People safer when they’re going on a trip.
What if you could dream a dream
That, to some, could sound extreme,
But your idea helped to ease a lot of pain?
Well, put on your dreaming hat
‘Cause we need more dreams like that,
And they’re waiting to be dreamed inside your brain.
If you’re eager to create, and you find you just can’t wait,
And your dreams are overflowing from your ears,
Take a breath and write ’em down, with a smile and not a frown.
Then your dreams become ideas you’ll have for years.
When you dream, don’t think it’s odd.
Dreams are thoughtful gifts from God.
They can help to give your weary mind some rest.
So relax and dream away.
Every day’s a brand new day
To begin to dream the dreams that you dream best.
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