Dreams (Part 2)
In Bible times, although it was not a common occurrence, God spoke to a few people through dreams.
Some of the best known dreams are Joseph's—reasons why he is known as Joseph the dreamer. His dreams were about his future role as the second-in-charge to the Egyptian Pharaoh, which changed the lives of the Hebrews.
Today, many people still place or try to find meaning in their dreams. Some even go as far as seeking dream interpreters; looking up dream dictionaries that offer meanings to symbols/images. And maybe because of coincidences in real life, others think that dreams are a way by which God communicates to them the way He did in ancient times.
But dreams are a natural part of the sleeping state—they are unreal.
In fact, the Bible talks about dreams’ fleeting nature: "A hungry person dreams of eating but wakes up still hungry. A thirsty person dreams of drinking but is still faint from thirst when morning comes. So it will be with your enemies, with those who attack Mount Zion." Isaiah 29:8 (NLT)
If you're one of those (like me) who could remember your dreams vividly, leave them as such—dreams. They make good conversation pieces, stimuli for creative ideas, reminders of people and events we have long forgotten. They could also be symptoms of some psychological disorder.
God communicates with us today through the Bible and makes us feel His presence in our prayers, quiet times, and through the grace we enjoy every day.
Think not of dreams, but of ". . . whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” Philippians 4:8 (NLT)