I had the funniest post all pulled together until I had my quiet time with God this morning. As I read and prayed, God has laid this on my heart to share and the people pleasing, go for the laugh heart of me has had to die an ugly death. I think my last words to Him were, You are going to have to type this….so here goes….
I had an unusual dream last week. It was the kind that sticks with me and I know God is trying to show me something. So I wrote it down in my journal. I prefaced it with “this is weird and graphic”. Please pray for my family when they go through my journals after I am gone. They may need counseling help.
Dreams are always kind of bizarre to put into a story because in the dream all the details make perfect sense, but they are symbolic in nature. In this dream, I was sitting outside and my feet were bare.
A pathetic kind of critter crawled up next to my feet. Its appearance was puppy in shape, but it crawled on the ground like a snake. I was repulsed, but its eyes were so sad and it began to engage me in conversation. I felt a bit manipulated, but the story it was sharing portrayed a tale of victimization that is very tender to my heart.
The creature looked so weak and frail, but something in my spirit was unsettled as it continued to get closer and closer to my foot.
And then it bit me. Hard.
Besides the pain, I was filled with incredible fear of the possibility of infection and who knows what as I fought to free myself.
At this point, I am feeling YOUR pain….you probably opened this thinking you were getting a light-hearted message, but I believe someone needs to hear what God laid on my heart the morning I journaled this crazy dream.
After recording the details, I did my devotions and one of my passages ended up being Luke 10:19; Jesus says, “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
Well, of course He would have that in my reading that day.
My journal ends with these words:
Do NOT be manipulated by evil that pretends to need sympathy. Crush its head. A serpent IS a serpent.
I pray His Word will sink into your heart today and if you are being warned, that you will take heed.
I would be remiss to not include verse 20 of the passage from Luke – Do not rejoice that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.
Dear one, God bless you where you are today. I hope I can make you laugh next week ….but I pray God has spoken to you today <3