Daily Devotions

Dreams Stirring to Action

StirringToActionAn intercessor told me of her recent strategic dream.  She knew she was to go to the other side of a lake; so she took off swimming.  There was someone swimming alongside her.  (She did not know who.)  They got to the other side but then a current started pulling her to the left toward some rocky rapids.  The current carried her over the rocks.  She then went to her mother to help her find whomever she had been separated from in the lake.

This intercessor experienced something similar to the time Jesus told the disciples to go to the other side of the lake yet a force of nature challenged their obedience.  Under mandate of her gift and calling, her instructions were to move into position on the other side of the lake.  However, a deep undertow, was pulling her to the left.  Left often, as in this case, symbolizes the past or the unauthorized direction.    

Rapids are defined as a place of fast current flowing over an obstructed surface.  This left or “past” direction and fast, rough place is a picture of hard experiences from her past.  (Re-living memories is always a much faster pace than when we actually walked them out.)  That unseen pulling force is a vivid picture of inner emotions.  Memories of hard times usually carry strong emotions.  We feel that we cannot do anything but go with the flow of our feelings, especially if they are based in unforgettable experience.  But those emotions can distract from obedience and divide our hearts.  The one she’d left behind was herself.  Part of her was ready to position for purpose, but part of her was pulled by emotions and memories that challenged the position of NOW obedience.

The encouraging thing was that the rapids were not as difficult as she feared.  She flowed  safely to resolve and healing.  Then she immediately sought out her mother, (which is often a symbol of the Holy Spirit in dreams) to help her get back in position and get to the task at hand.

Since this precious lady is a chief intercessor in her local church, I believe the dream is more than personal.  It is a strategic insight to know what those in the Body are facing as they transition into position for Kingdom purposes.  She can intercede effectually knowing that the emotion of past experiences is being stirred up to distract and divide the heart of individuals.  She can believe God to resolve the old hurts and apprehensions and agree with God that His Word and instructions will be stronger in them than the pull of past experience.  Also, she can declare the undertow is now under-foot and defeated!

Father has good plans for His purpose in us and He has a strategy to position and condition us to walk them out.  Watch for dreams and visions to be one of the many ways He stirs us to action in this time of transition.

(This is the last excerpt from Kathy’s article “Strategic Dream Season“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine]. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)


Kathy will be speaking at the DREAMS, VISIONS AND PROPHECY CONFERENCE Sept.25-27 — Info: https://martygabler.com/dreams-visions-prophecy/ — 936-856-2455

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