There’s a deep desire within each of us to be loved. As the song goes: ‘Everybody needs somebody to love’.
At this time of year we celebrate Valentine’s Day, so it seems appropriate to be considering the subject of love.
In this article we will unpack why interpreting dreams makes us feel loved by God – and how that could be your experience too!
That loving feeling
If you have read some of the previous articles in this series, you will have realised that I believe dreams can originate from outside ourselves – that they can be from our Father God in heaven.
I have journaled, reviewed and monitored my dreams for nearly fifteen years, and as I have checked the accuracy of their meanings with the benefit of hindsight, I can no longer doubt that they were real messages sent to help me. I try to include at least one real dream in each of my blog posts, so you can easily check out some of my examples if you want to see what I mean.
Here are a few of the topics that we have covered in this series so far:
- Dreams make sense of my life (finding purpose and direction).
- Meeting God in our dreams (because we can!)
- Dream interpretation is fun (because God makes me laugh).
I could list more articles. But the bottom line (that I hope I’ve managed to convey through them) is that I feel as though someone is caring for me. The help that I get through the messages in my dreams, convinces me that someone cares enough about my life to help me. And that makes me feel loved!
God’s love revealed through dreams
I am a follower of Jesus, and I have read the bible for many years, and studied it from cover to cover. It is a remarkable collection of accounts, written by a variety of authors, about how God interacted with mankind over several thousands of years.
The big message that comes though, is that God loves us! From start to finish, the bible is an epic tale of God’s love and faithfulness despite mankind’s failings. The ultimate demonstration of His love, is that he came Himself to die for us, so that we might have life.
- “The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth.” Exodus 34:6
- “I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness.” Jeremiah 31:3
- “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
Just about every story that we read, has an underlying theme of God’s love: that He interacts with people; heals them; guides them; saves them; etc.
This is exactly what I have experienced through my dream life.
Real dream example
I had this dream a number of years ago. At the time I was going through a difficult time, where things weren’t going how I thought they should be. I had been pouring my heart out to God, wanting to know what to do about it.
I went to bed one night in rather a stressed state, and asked God to send me a dream (or something – anything!) to help me. I did have a dream, and this was it:
Dream: A box of chocolates
I was staying at my aunt and uncle’s house – a lovely light place. Out of the window of my room I could see the pretty garden and trees, and it felt very quiet and peaceful.
On the bedside table I could see a box of All Gold chocolates. I opened the box, and it was full of chocolate hearts.
The room: I understood from the context that this was a place of peace and rest. So in my life, God wanted me to be at peace about the situation, and to let me know that everything was alright.
The box of chocolates (All Gold): In the bible, gold is a Divine colour, so this box of chocolates represented a gift from God. The hearts are pretty obvious – God was saying, ‘I love you’. So during this stressful time, God was saying ‘I love you’.
God was telling me that it was more important that I felt secure in His love, than it was to know what I needed to do.
I already ‘knew’ that God loved me, though reading the bible, and through what I had been taught as a Christian. I already ‘knew’ that my relationship with God was more important than what I did for God. But I needed to feel it.
I needed to remember, in that dark place, what I had forgotten. I needed to be reminded that this truth applied to my life, right there, right then, even though it was not my thinking at the time.
Feeling truly loved
That dream helped me a great deal through those days, and helped me to come to a place of peace. Looking back, I can’t even remember what the specific problem was. Presumably it all turned out OK, because I am still here today, and everything is fine! It helps to get things into perspective.
Even today, I still think back to that dream and feel warm and fuzzy inside – because it makes me truly feel loved! My Creator, and the Creator of the whole world, personally showed up and left me a little love message in my dream, to let me know He cared. How awesome, and incomprehensible, all at the same time! But I love it.
I suspect that God is doing the same thing for every person on the planet, night after night (I talked about that in the first article of this series – Everybody Dreams – so we are coming full circle now).
Unfortunately many people don’t value their dreams, or don’t understand the messages they contain. So they miss these incredible interactions.
Don’t let that be you!
It’s all about relationship…
Words cannot express how loved I feel knowing that God cares enough to craft messages for me night after night; that He knows me, guides me, meets me, makes me laugh, corrects me and lovingly pursues me.
There was a time when I chose to believe that God loves me, because it says so in the bible. But now I have experienced it personally, through the help I have received from Him over the years.
God and I have a lot of fun talking over my dreams together, and my heart overflows with joy when I think about the relationship I now have with Him as a result.
My prayer is that you too would experience that same love and that same depth of relationship. Don’t let the opportunity pass you by – make a choice to do something differently today.
If you want to know more, please do get in contact and I can help you get started; join my Facebook group, subscribe to my blog for regular tips, or see the resources page for some recommended reading.
And start writing those dreams down!
- Understand your dreams: A bible-based introduction to dream language
- The naked truth about dream interpretation – for Christians
- Dream symbols: The colour purple and what it means
- How to spiritually prepare for dreaming – with bible verses and bedtime affirmations
- Dream interpretation and the bible: General wisdom vs specific wisdom