I kept having a recurring vision where I was lying at the steps of a small, white church. The church was located right at the foot of the Lord. The interpretation of this vision was clear to me – He was teaching me to live my life according to His will, whether I was working, taking care of my family, or doing other activities.
I continued praying, meditating, and talking to God. I asked Him, “ Why do I not see my children and my husband in these dreams and visions?” Since God was communicating with me in this way, I kept asking Him to show me, either through the dreams or through His word, that my children and husband would be kept safe in His shelter.
God said in Matthew 7:7, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”
How silly of me! Of course He has them in a safe place. He loves them more than I do! After all, He created them and they are His children. A few weeks later, I had another dream. As I was again lying at the foot of the Lord, exhausted by a long journey, I experienced a dream within the dream I was having. Wow! I had never experienced anything like this before.
The Lord showed me where exactly my husband and my children were. I saw the Lord seated on His throne in very high place, magnificent and glorious. In this dream-within-a-dream, there were two of “me”. The first one was me at the age of 6, sitting next to the Lord – He was at my right hand. The other one was me as an adult sitting right at His knees. Dressed in a traditional costume from my native country, I was robed in bright, rich colors – green, red, yellow, purple and some black. The veil over my head was green with gold trim.
I saw my two children as babies sitting on either side of the Lord. Hanging behind me was a pretty, white, lacy drape. It seems to be separating the place into two sections. My husband was behind the drape peeking through it, as if he was wondering whether he should enter. In reality he had some questions and was very cautious about his faith. It took him awhile but as time went by he eventually got closer to God. In later visions, I would see him standing right behind me and finally joining us with the Lord.
“He reveals deep and hidden things; He knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with Him.”
I felt so relieved and my heart was filled with gratitude and thankfulness to see my family in a safe place. The Lord is so gracious to me. My faith became stronger and my trust more deeply rooted. I now know how high and wide God’s love is for us. It is not about what I do to deserve such a love. It is all about who God is and what He has done me and for all of us. Nevertheless, there was still a lot of spiritual work to be done. (Ephesians 2:8) “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,…”
God doesn’t give you a dream to keep to yourself or hide it, He has a reason for it and will use it for His purpose. Don’t let anyone or anything in life convince you otherwise.
Read the story of Joseph in (Genesis 37:1-11)
Joseph was one of the most famous dreamers, and dream – interpreters in the Bible. His brothers called him a dreamer. They didn’t appreciated his dreams and hated him.
Little did they know, God was revealing the future to Joseph through dreams and was going to do amazing things through him. The bothers witnessed later on how God had blessed Joseph with an abundance of blessings. When Joseph interpreted the king’s dream, then Pharaoh said to him, “Since God has revealed the meaning of the dreams to you, clearly no one else is as intelligent or wise as you are. You will be in charge of my court, and all my people will take orders from you. Only I, sitting on my throne, will have a rank higher than yours.” Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I hereby put you in charge of the entire land of Egypt” (Genesis 41: 39- 41)
“Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits – who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. (Psalm 103:1-5)