Tuesday, October 6, 2009

God comes in Dreams

This morning at breakfast, my husband revealed that he dreamt about God. My husband dreaming of God is interesting on so many levels:

1. He has questioned God existence for so long and only within the last few years has been taking steps toward uniting with God. His feeling of being close to God in the dream haunted him when he awoke. It was very touching. He was not sure what to do with the feeling.

2. God came in the form of Sean Connery in the dream, which of course made me think of The Shack. I told him that according to The Shack, God comes in the form that He feels you would accept. I personally thought Sean Connery was a much better choice for my husband than the big African woman named Poppa that is found in The Shack. Especially, when DH knows how much I looooovvvveeee Sean Connery.

3. When I asked what he felt the message was, he hesitated and was / is unsure but came away feeling that he was being told to do God’s work, but didn’t feel clear exactly what said work was.

He thought the dream was especially interesting since he didn’t just remember it when he woke up, but instead dreamt throughout the night waking up several times and then receding back into the same dream. While certainly, he does not believe this dream is Moses’ burning bush; we both believe that God talks to us if only we will listen (certainly we never expected in such a direct way, but God does what needs to be done). I will be interested to see how this dream impacts him long term and what DH will do with this message.

11 The LORD said, "Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by." Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. 12 After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. 13 When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave. Then a voice said to him, "What are you doing here, Elijah?"

1 Kings 19:11-13 (New International Version)


Andy's Bethy said...

That is wonderful! I love it when God steps in and does something so absolutely personal. He is always there, taking care of the big stuff, but when He is so very visible and personal - what a confirmation, both for you and your hubby.
I would love to hear what happens with this dream in the future.

Carrie said...

I loved reading this. So beautiful!

Gauri said...

Oh god this was almost eeeriie coz i had a some what similar dream last night :) Unfortunately or not for me I dont remeber the face...but the feeling is still giving me goose bumps :)

bgmcapital said...

This is amazing about your husband. I am a born-again-Christian and about a month or so after my Via De Christo weekend, I had a dream. In my dream, I cannot really make out the face, greyish silver beard and hair I think, but this man was showing me all of this stuff that I really liked and He said it is all mine to have. I asked him why was all of this mine? He said "Remeber Elija's prayer!" I see that your husband had something similar, can he remember what the Man said?


Dawn said...

Brent, It was more a feeling than a knowing what he said. As this is kind of a fresh area for him, I don't push too hard. I am glad that you have found Christ.