Good morning all-
I'm up before the sun has risen after a great nights sleep. I was so deep asleep that I had many dreams I just can't remember. However, I woke with this memory and can't quite figure out if it means anything but I thought you would enjoy it.
I was in a field, which I think was wheat, it was tall and I could barely see. I began to walk out and as I did there were two wolves, one was eating something and the other was looking at me. I remember thinking if I walk towards them they will flee. Instead they watched me as I walked out onto the street. I could feel the relief when I looked up and standing in the road was a great lion and then, I woke up!
The thing is I remember admiring the lion and wanting to gaze at him but I didn't get to because my eyes opened and the day began. Crazy, right. I have a lot of dreams,vivid,colorful and often frightening. I'm used to waking up with my heart beating and tears in my eyes. I have to say I don't remember a dream like this one in my entire life. It was so vivid that I actually wondered what the lion wanted from me. It was right out of a C.S. Lewis novel.
The lion has always fascinated me. They are powerful, mighty animals. If you've ever watched them in a zoo, they lay around and roar when necessary. They exhibit power and majesty and when I picture God, I often think of Him as a lion. Weird, I know but they are such powerful creatures and it's obvious that their creation resembles our God.
God is characterized many ways in the Bible. The lamb is a word picture for Christ and the sacrifice He made. In the Old Testament I love to read about being protected under an eagles wings and then of course there are passages about a lion. The eagle is another very majestic creature. It soars high over the trees and loves very high places. It is considered a beautifully majestic bird. It's known for its hunting ability and its beauty. Whether we are discussing the lion or the eagle, they represent strength, power and majesty. What do these characteristics have in common? Isn't that how the Bible describes our Maker. We may not be able to see Him but life around us paints a picture of His majesty. We just have to be willing to look for Him in His perfect design.
I still have no idea what my dream means, probably nothing at all. However, I would like to believe for a moment that was God watching over me and reminding me that even though wolves are all around, He's near and watching over me, providing safe passage. And when I'm still, I will see Him in all His glory. At least that was the first thing I thought of when I woke up. Evil is all around but the glory of Christ is rising, people are finding Him and we are seeking to know our Maker.
If you don't know Jesus, call out to Him today. Shame, anger, resentment, depression, and failure will wash away as you ask Jesus into your life. He loves you, not because you're perfect but because you're not. There is no religion that can match a relationship with Jesus Christ. Not only is He powerful; He's forgiveness personified. On a cross He sacrificed His life to bear your sins. No other prophet can claim that. We are selfish, He was not. Christ is powerful! Call to Him today, it will be the most powerful call you have ever made! I promise.
Hosea 5:14 NIV
For I will be like a lion to Ephraim, like a great lion to Judah. I will tear them to pieces and go away; I will carry them off, with no one to rescue them.
Job 10: 16 NIV
If I hold my head high, you stalk me like a lion and again display your awesome power against me.
Isaiah 31:4 NIV
This is what the Lord says to me: "As a lion growls, a great lion over its prey--and through a whole band of shepherds is called together against it, it is not frightened by their shouts or disturbed by their clamor--so the Lord Almighty will come down to do battle on Mount Zion and on its heights.
Daniel 7:4 NIV
"The first was like a lion, and it had the wings of an eagle. I watched until its wings were torn off and it was lifted from the ground so that it stood on two feet like a human being, and the mind of a human was given to it.
Pay attention to the last Scripture, now that is a word picture if I ever saw one! Mighty is He! Be well my sisters and hear His call.
My prayer today:
O, Lord my God how great thou are! I think I saw you in my dream today and will forever hold the feeling of peace and being watched over near to my heart. I know that challenges await and being part of Your army is not easy. I also know that there are many that are hurting today and looking for answers in all the wrong places. I'm looking toward You to guide their every step and bring them closer to You. My life had no meaning before You and it would mean nothing without You. Thank You for reminding me that Your majesty is all around and when I look, I find You. My dream is just another word picture of Your caring spirit to my soul. I can persevere as long as I know You are near. Please continue to be our beacon and watcher as we ride the seas. Be with us when we are weary and hold us when we are destitute. Our course is set and there is only One that can guide us. So as I state I am Your servant, guide me, O, Lord and watch over my days as I come closer to knowing You. Take care of my sisters, watch over our children and help our spouses to be strong men of faith. Guide them to love us better and help us be the women You need to further the generations. I am Yours! In Jesus Name, AMEN