Why are Dreams Important?
“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.”
Isaiah 55:8 (NLT)
When we study God’s Word, the Holy Spirit reveals his message to us. But when we go to sleep and the Lord releases dreams to us in our sleep, he opens his heart and mind to us by showing us some of his characteristics and the way he sees things. This can absolutely blow our minds. The more we receive insight into our dreams, the more we understand God’s ways and thoughts – and surely they are not the same as ours.
Dreams are requiring much more of our time by journaling about our dreams, praying about them, waiting on God for the interpretation, and to receive the application in our lives. But it is definitely worth the time we spend. The more time we spend on our dreams after we wake up, the more we will come to the conclusion that only God can give us the interpretation.
Truly, as it is said in Revelation 19:10,
Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said, “No, don’t worship me. I am a servant of God, just like you and your brothers and sisters who testify about their faith in Jesus. Worship only God. For the essence of prophecy is to give a clear witness for Jesus” (NLT).
And Proverbs 25:2 tells us,
It is God’s privilege to conceal things and the king’s privilege to discover them (NLT).
The Lord helps us to discover the deep mysteries of his kingdom.
One thing I have learned is that we will never be able to master our dreams, to work out a formula for our dreams, or even to interpret them. We are, however, always trying to do these things. The more we dream, the more we journal. The more we journal, the more we spend time in his presence. The more we spend time in his presence, the more we will come to know him.
Dreams become our daily bread. The more I dream during the night, the more energy I have the next day. I am full of life. The less I dream, the more tired I am the next day. It is as if something is missing in my life, something I am craving for. Think of a fisherman and his bait on a hook. Just like the fisherman throws his line and hooks into the water, the Lord throws his line and the hook with the bait into your life. The moment you bite on the hook, you become hungry to know more and more about the Lord and the way he sees things.
For example, sometimes we are angry at someone else. We only see the anger, but when the Lord gives us a dream about what is really happening in our spirit and reveals to us how he sees the situation and our anger, we realise why he equalled outrageous anger to murder.