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The Money Dream

Dear Readers,

     This dream, back in 2005, had a profound affect on my future finances…

 

     THE MONEY DREAM- Journal Entry, May 4, 2005

 

     It is 5 A.M. and I have just awoken with a powerful dream, probably because money is so often on my mind lately.  It seems people are always fighting over money and who owns it…

 

     Anyway, in my dream I was hoarding money and coins that were found on a property I once owned.  I took all of it claiming it was mine, justifying myself by saying that I still owned that renovated house, which I really didn’t.

 

     All of a sudden I was being chased by several people; men who had found this money and not taken it.  I had all the cash in a large bag, and I ran so fast they couldn’t catch me.  Suddenly, I came upon an old church that was also being renovated.  People had flocked there by the thousands, but I forced my way into the front of all of them and went in.There in the chapel, I immediately saw visions of angels, disappearing and reappearing before my eyes.  Also, I felt the Holy Spirit strongly in the room.

 

     Incredibly, I clutched at my bag of money, and looked around and saw piles of bills and coins on the church floor this time.  Old and rare coins, were all around the area they were renovating.  I gathered them all up and then, carrying both bags of coins and cash, I searched for someone who was totally trustworthy.

 

     I began to ask around, "Who do you trust the most here?"  Then, in my dream, I was directed to one humble man, sitting on the stone steps of the church.  I handed him the money I had collected around the grounds and said, "Take this and put it away!  It belongs to you and no one else!  I trust that you will do the honorable thing and use the money where it is needed most!"

 

     Then I glanced in back of me, and the men who were previously chasing me, saw me sitting there talking to him.  The chase resumed, and I found myself running through the renovated church, sliding down stairway after stairway after stairway; my feet never touching the ground.  Somehow, I got safely away from them and I realized when I looked down, that my hands were empty and all the money was gone; both bags!  I assumed it must have slipped through my hands while I was sliding down the flights of stairs.

     

     I awoke at that moment, with my hands crossed and folded flatly across my chest, gasping for air and still feeling the chase.  As I laid awake in my bed, I heard the Lord clearly speak to me:

     "YOU DON’T NEED TO HOARD MONEY!  I WILL PROVIDE FOR ALL YOUR NEEDS!  HAVEN’T I DONE THAT SO FAR?"

     It dawned on me, as I lay there at 5 A.M., that it was true.  I was hoarding what little finances are available to me.  I was thinking to much about my rich relatives, my future income, the lottery, and everything else about money!

 

     The strong presence of the Holy Spirit still hovered over me.  I got out of bed and wondered if I should write all this down.  I thought, "No, this is between me and God.  He is trying to tell me something profound, and I am obviously not listening to Him." 

     Awakening with my hands folded flatly across my chest seemed to be proof to me of His presence in my room, and that I needed to pay attention to Him.  I need to depend on Him daily, and stop continually trying to take back control of my finances.  After all, I decided to give them to God a long time ago.  I have repeatedly told others over and over, "I gave God control of my finances, but I still fret and worry!"

                                       ———————–

 

     It’s 5:30 A.M. now and I still hear God speaking to me:

     "SEE, IT’S THE DAWNING OF A NEW DAY!  HAVE I NOT PROVIDED FOR BOTH OF YOU UNTIL THIS DAY?  SEE EACH NEW DAY AS A GIFT!  THE GIFT OF LIFE IS FAR MORE VALUABLE THAN ALL THE EARTHLY THINGS!  DOES NOT THE SUN RISE EVERY MORNING?  REMEMBER, EACH NEW DAY IS A GIFT!  USE IT WISELY!  FORGIVE OTHERS, PRAY TO ME, DEPEND ON ME AND I WILL PROVIDE FOR YOU!"

                                    ————————–

 

     As the first hours of the day race by, I sit and wonder what today will bring!  After all, I shall never see May 4th, 2005 again!  I should make the most of it!

 

                                           Love in Christ,  Claire  xoxo

 

     Acts 2:17, " In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people.  Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams."   (NIV)

     Phil. 4:6+7, " Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."     (NIV) 

 

 

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The Money Dream

Dear Readers,

     This dream, back in 2005, had a profound affect on my future finances…

 

     THE MONEY DREAM- Journal Entry, May 4, 2005

 

     It is 5 A.M. and I have just awoken with a powerful dream, probably because money is so often on my mind lately.  It seems people are always fighting over money and who owns it…

 

     Anyway, in my dream I was hoarding money and coins that were found on a property I once owned.  I took all of it claiming it was mine, justifying myself by saying that I still owned that renovated house, which I really didn’t.

 

     All of a sudden I was being chased by several people; men who had found this money and not taken it.  I had all the cash in a large bag, and I ran so fast they couldn’t catch me.  Suddenly, I came upon an old church that was also being renovated.  People had flocked there by the thousands, but I forced my way into the front of all of them and went in.There in the chapel, I immediately saw visions of angels, disappearing and reappearing before my eyes.  Also, I felt the Holy Spirit strongly in the room.

 

     Incredibly, I clutched at my bag of money, and looked around and saw piles of bills and coins on the church floor this time.  Old and rare coins, were all around the area they were renovating.  I gathered them all up and then, carrying both bags of coins and cash, I searched for someone who was totally trustworthy.

 

     I began to ask around, "Who do you trust the most here?"  Then, in my dream, I was directed to one humble man, sitting on the stone steps of the church.  I handed him the money I had collected around the grounds and said, "Take this and put it away!  It belongs to you and no one else!  I trust that you will do the honorable thing and use the money where it is needed most!"

 

     Then I glanced in back of me, and the men who were previously chasing me, saw me sitting there talking to him.  The chase resumed, and I found myself running through the renovated church, sliding down stairway after stairway after stairway; my feet never touching the ground.  Somehow, I got safely away from them and I realized when I looked down, that my hands were empty and all the money was gone; both bags!  I assumed it must have slipped through my hands while I was sliding down the flights of stairs.

     

     I awoke at that moment, with my hands crossed andfolded flatly across my chest, gasping for air and still feeling the chase.  As I laid awake in my bed, I heard the Lord clearly speak to me:

     "YOU DON’T NEED TO HOARD MONEY!  I WILL PROVIDE FOR ALL YOUR NEEDS!  HAVEN’T I DONE THAT SO FAR?"

     It dawned on me, as I lay there at 5 A.M., that it was true.  I was hoarding what little finances are available to me.  I was thinking to much about my rich relatives, my future income, the lottery, and everything else about money!

 

     The strong presence of the Holy Spirit still hovered over me.  I got out of bed and wondered if I should write all this down.  I thought, "No, this is between me and God.  He is trying to tell me something profound, and I am obviously not listening to Him." 

     Awakening with my hands folded flatly across my chest seemed to be proof to me of His presence in my room, and that I needed to pay attention to Him.  I need to depend on Him daily, and stop continually trying to take back control of my finances.  After all, I decided to give them to God a long time ago.  I have repeatedly told others over and over, "I gave God control of my finances, but I still fret and worry!"

                                       ———————–

 

     It’s 5:30 A.M. now and I still hear God speaking to me:

     "SEE, IT’S THE DAWNING OF A NEW DAY!  HAVE I NOT PROVIDED FOR BOTH OF YOU UNTIL THIS DAY?  SEE EACH NEW DAY AS A GIFT!  THE GIFT OF LIFE IS FAR MORE VALUABLE THAN ALL THE EARTHLY THINGS!  DOES NOT THE SUN RISE EVERY MORNINGS?  REMEMBER, EACH NEW DAY IS A GIFT!  USE IT WISELY!  FORGIVE OTHERS, PRAY TO ME, DEPEND ON ME AND I WILL PROVIDE FOR YOU!"

                                    ————————–

 

     As the first hours of the day race by, I sit and wonder what today will bring!  After all, I shall never see May 4th, 2005 again!  I should make the most of it!

 

                                           Love in Christ,  Claire  xoxo

 

     Acts 2:17, " In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people.  Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams."   (NIV)

     Phil. 4:6+7, " Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."     (NIV) 

 

 

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The Single Word

Dear Readers,

     I was desperately trying to get closer in touch with the Spirit within.  I also wonder if my readers experience these little spiritual messages…

 

     THE SINGLE WORD-  Journal Entry,  February 17, 2013

 

     Well, I tried what the book said to do!  (Surprised By The Power of The Spirit- Dr. Jack Deere).  I went to church and prayed and listened for a message.  I heard nothing!  But, I felt tons of peace and tranquility.  I listened intently to our visiting speaker, as our Pastor was away.

     His beautiful message unfolded, and I was enjoying it immensely.  But then, all of a sudden it happened!  I heard a message!  One single word, loud and clear in my head.  "Humility!"  So, I did like Dr. Deere said to do in his book, and prayed again, "Lord, You gave me this word!  What do You want me to do now?"

      Clearly the answer came, "Go tell him!"  Still unsure I asked again, "What do I do?"

     "GO TELL HIM!"  I heard over and over.  I tried to prepare myself as the young preacher completed his sermon, but I noticed before he finished, he included how humbled he felt preaching today at out church.  That kind of took the wind out of my sails!  He also kept making apologies for his inadequate sermon.

     As the people started to leave, I made my way towards him, but he was surrounded by many of the parishioners.  I waited patiently and it took me three tries, but I finally got him alone.  I inhaled deeply and spoke, "I’m not sure how to do this," I told him.  "But when I look at you, I hear only one word over and over, ‘Humility!’  I don’t know what that means, but I just wanted to tell you before I leave!"

     "OK!" he said with a kind of bewildered look on his face.  I tried not to add anything to that solitary word, like Dr. Deere told us we shouldn’t do.  But, as I started to walk away, I felt the urge to turn back.  When I did I looked intensely into this young man’s eyes and something quite unexpected came out of my mouth, "Don’t do that!" I told him, "Don’t degrade your sermon like you did to the group!  You had a beautiful message today!"

     Looking quite humbled, he spoke softly and gratefully, "Thank you, so very much!"  Then we each went our separate ways, maybe never to meet again.  I’m not sure I spoke correctly, but I will keep asking God for wisdom, advice, and teaching.

     Now, I’m wondering if the real message was what I said to him, after I turned back!  Maybe God doesn’t want him putting himself down every time he spreads the Word?  Only the Lord knows the answers.  Only Jesus knows what that sweet humble pastor has been praying about, for his ministry.

                                   Love in Christ,  Claire xoxo

     1Peter 5:5, "….God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."  (NIV)

     1Cor. 2:16, " For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct him?"  But we have the mind of Christ. (NIV) 

 

      

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