I’m a dreamer
Every night, I tend to have a least one dream and more often than not I remember them upon waking.
I went through a particular season of extremely vivid dreams that I felt were messages to me from the Lord speaking into my heart.
The setting of this dream was late at night
With no moon to illuminate the snow, the only source of light came from a snowplow’s headlights. Its diesel engine woke me from my slumber and I looked out my window to watch the truck move snow through the parking lot and up the banks.
But to my horror, I saw that the bulk of the truck couldn’t navigate past a tight spot. Instead of reversing and taking a different path it continued straight and crashed into a parked car.
I yelled in dismay, threw on a winter coat over my pyjamas, and ran to the front door. But when I opened the door, the truck had already moved on, leaving my car with a huge dent and a pile of snow blocking it in.
Other neighbours, hearing the commotion, began to emerge from their homes.
I ranted and I raved to anyone who would listen.
I complained and I cursed to all of my neighbours.
But it did no good.
My car remained dented.
Snow still blocked my car.
Just as quickly as they had come, my neighbours retreated into their homes. I stood alone — embarrassed by my public display of anger.
The next morning, I met with the woman in charge of parking and maintenance and explained my situation to her.
To my surprise, she placed one hand on my shoulder and asked if we could pray about it.
She knew that it could be best resolved when we invited God to be involved. I hung my head in shame, realizing that I had blown an opportunity to act like a true Christian and display Christ in me to all my neighbours.
We prayed together and I asked forgiveness. My new friend prayed for a quick resolution to my dilemma.
I then awoke to my alarm clock.
This dream reminded me of the need to try to live each day a little more like Christ. The definition of sanctification is “the act of God by which believers become more and more conformed to Christ’s image”.
We are all called to live a life that is pleasing to God.
But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.(Job 23:10, NIV)
(excerpt taken from Night Stories — Dream Six — When He has tested me)