Week 6, Day 3

A Dream Testimony from Kerri White

“And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions and also on My menservants and on My maidservants, I will pour out My Spirit in those days.”
(Joel 2:28-32)

For as long as I can remember, I have been a dreamer. I just thought everyone had an active dream life but didn’t talk about it. In my early teenage years my dreams were more often nightmares than sweet dreams. I would often dream of the end of days where I would see Jesus coming back for His Church. I would initially be filled with wonder and joy as I recognized Jesus, but soon it turned into dread and panic as I realized I was not ready for this encounter. This was a recurring theme throughout my teenage years. Finally, around the age of seventeen, I realized that it was no ordinary nightmare.  Out of great mercy, the Spirit of God was inviting me into a personal relationship with Jesus. I surrendered my life to Christ and was baptized at seventeen years old and those troubling dreams subsided.  This was just the beginning of the Lord speaking to me through my dreams in the night.

Now, I believe that dreamers are no more special to God than any other Christ follower. We all have the same ability to hear from Him. Some have dreams in the night; some see visions in their mind; some hear that still quiet voice inside of them. It’s all the same Spirit speaking.

Have you ever felt a stirring in your spirit as you read the Bible or heard someone else speaking the word of God? God is speaking! The question is - are we listening?

“Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.”
(Jeremiah 33:3)

Reflection Questions

• Do you believe God speaks to us today? In what ways?

• In 1 Samuel 3:10, Samuel heard the voice of God and responded...Now the LORD came and stood and called as at other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel answered, “Speak, for Your servant hears.” How can we be more aware of God speaking to us?
Ellis and Kerri have been members of Heritage Church and have served in Next Gen Ministry with kids and students for approximately ten years. They are both now on staff - Ellis as the Student Ministry Pastor and Kerri as the Upper Elementary Director in Kids Ministry.
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