This is an experiment on networking through my website and Facebook…
Jim, my husband, is keen to start a blog with the above name “Mud in Your Eye” (the reason for this name will be explained if this goes ahead.) But before he does this he is keen to see what sort of discussion he generates by posting his first blog on my site… i.e. he would love any response/questions/comments … Interested? Read on…
Can your dreams come true?
Let me tell you about a dream I had…
It was Queen’s Birthday weekend, 1969. I was soon to celebrate my twentieth birthday and had recently completed a building apprenticeship. I took my car (Mark 1 Ford Zephyr) and three friends to my sister Heather’s place in Te Anau. We stopped for a feed of fish and chips on the way and arrived fairly late in the evening as we travelled after work that Friday from Dunedin (New Zealand).
I bunked on a couch in the sun room. The others were scattered throughout the house. It had been a long day and immediately I fell asleep.
Before dawn I started to dream… I saw myself standing at the edge of Lake Te Anau baptising a person in the water. Next I saw myself speaking in a church. I woke from the dream with a feeling of peace and well-being. I kept this dream to myself.
That morning we all took a guided tour to the glow worm caves across the lake. On returning my sister introduced us to a guy named Peter (who worked for Telecom). Peter spoke of making a commitment to Christ at a Billy Graham crusade in Carisbrook, Dunedin, two weeks previously.
Peter asked me to water baptise him in the lake as his church, or anyone else for that matter, did not perform the ceremony (my dream temporarily forgotten). I immediately said that he would need to come to Dunedin where a pastor would perform the ceremony. Peter said, “The Bible does not qualify who baptises. I would like you to baptise me in the lake.” (Having been a follower of Jesus Christ for the last 4-5 years I realised he certainly had a point.)
We then proceeded to the lake with towels and swim wear. With 3 or 4 people looking on, Peter spoke about his commitment to follow Jesus Christ. I then immersed Peter under the water in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and in the name of Jesus.
As soon as I lifted Peter out of the water the dream came back to me. I still kept this to myself as I realized I could be speaking at the Presbyterian Church, which Peter attended, the following morning.
Peter invited us to attend church with him… I spent a nervous night wondering what might come to pass!
We arrived at the church just after 11am next morning. I was thinking “it” was not going to happen. But Peter came running out of the church saying that I would be speaking as the minister had the mumps and the Sunday school teacher said I could speak instead.
The small church was full. What a challenge to say the least! The only thing I could think of was to repeat Billy Graham’s word from two weeks previous – a message of salvation.
I spoke from the heart with a clear voice. I had an interesting experience while delivering the message – I saw people with their arms up around their faces and the Lord said to me, “They’re fighting what you’re saying” because my words were relevant to their lives.
Was this a call for me to ministry? It certainly was a very actual realisation of my dream – both the baptism and the preaching.
So, tell me, have you had prophetic dreams which have eventuated?
(Joel 2:28 ….Your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.)