What if…our dreams meant something?

I feel him gaining ground and will my legs to move faster. I need to get to Mama’s room. I try to scream, but my voice is lost in the wind. I reach the mansion and stumble up the stairs. The glow under her door takes me by surprise. Is Mama awake? I push the door open. The light blinds me like a flash bulb after a picture is taken and I need a moment to adjust.  

I step into the room and realize my legs are not those of a child anymore. I gasp at the sight before me. Mother’s room is engulfed in white. Walls, ceiling, floor, furniture, bedspread–all white. I run over to the bed and lean down to see if she is awake. As I come close, Mother’s face turns a mottled purple. Her eyes open and all I see is black.  

I try to scream, but nothing comes out of my mouth. I feel two rough hands grab me from behind…

Amber bolted up in her bed gasping for air. Perspiration beaded her forehead. A stream of light from the moon shone through the crack in her drapes taking away the total darkness in her room. Her heart thudded in her chest making it hard to breathe. The kitten beside her sprang to its feet, but surprisingly stayed on the bed. It began to purr. Did he sense her trepidation?

She stroked its fur. “What’s with these dreams Dusky?”

Meow.

“They’re changing and I’m not sure why. What do they mean?”

Meow.

“Can you translate please?”

Amber reached for the kitten and held him to her chest. The rhythm from his purring began to calm her own heart as she wracked her brain trying to figure out the meaning of her dream.

Would she ever?

The above scene is taken from my novel, Amber Dreams. To stay alive and save her estranged grandmother, Amber must use her dreams to unlock the secrets of the Whispering Meadows estate.

Yes, this is fiction, but do you believe our dreams mean anything? What if God did use them to try and tell us something? Are we listening?

First of all, what is a dream? The Oxford Dictionary defines it as, “a sequence of pictures or events occurring in the mind during sleep.” In my research I’ve discovered everyone dreams one to two hours each night (depending of course on how much sleep you get!), but we may just not recall all of them.

Personally, I believe God does use various dreams to tell us something. Don’t get me wrong, some of our dreams are just plain weird and couldn’t possibly mean anything! However, others can give us valuable insight such as answers to a question or decision we’re struggling with, or a clear direction on a path He wishes us to take.

Look at the Bible. God used dreams in the lives of Joseph, Abraham, Jacob, Pharaoh, and many more. Don’t you think if He used them then, He can use them today? I do.

Last night, a vivid dream woke me suddenly. It unnerved me and kept me awake for quite some time. I prayed and asked God to show me what He’s telling me. I don’t know yet what that is, but will in time. It also gave me the idea of blogging about dreams. They are such a fascinating topic!

Yes, God can and does use dreams. Are you listening? 

Numbers 12:6 (NASB)

“He said, “Hear now My words:  If there is a prophet among you, I, the LORD, shall make Myself known to him in a vision. I shall speak with him in a dream.”

 

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  2 comments for “What if…our dreams meant something?

  1. susan steeves
    September 26, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    I believe God can use dreams to show us something or “unlock” an emotion to help us move forward.
    Can’t wait for that book Sis.
    Love Sue

  2. September 26, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    I believe some dreams do have meanings. Others are just our minds sorting things out. (I love the picture you chose. She’s so beautiful.)

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