I had a bad dream last night. I won’t go into it, but suffice it to say that it was one of those that when I woke up I was VERY glad to know it was only a dream.
What are these dreams for? What spiritual application can I make from this? I went and did a little searching on dreams in my online bible (BibleGateway) for the word dreams. I did not get a major spritual truth from it, but it did generate thoughts.
- When we speak of dreams we have, they are always a sort of goal for us, “My Dream Job”, or the “Man/Woman of my dreams”. Why is that? I have to say I have more bad dreams than good!
- God used dreams to speak to people a lot in the Bible. I’m not sure about you, but I have yet to have a dream that seems to come from God! More like the opposite, mine can be pretty frightening.
- When I hear people say God did speak to them in a dream, it always sounds freaky-weird to me (sorry). I do not doubt God’s ability to do so, but the explanation always sounds pretty strange……
- What real purpose do dreams serve? They are not reality, we have no idea what causes them, and from my perspective, I’d be better off without them.
So should I pray for God to speak to me through my dreams? Personally, I would rather he did so while I was awake so I could be sure and remember them.
The dream I had last night was awful as I mentioned. What it did do for me was raise my concious level of an issue that I need to deal with, just to be sure this event I dreamed about never occurs. I guess it was good from that perspective, but man oh man, I could do without any more like that one!
Any deep theological thoughts on dreams?