On October 4, 2015 I had a dream about Jesus and heaven. It brought the scripture Psalm 23:1-3 to mind, The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he refreshes my soul.
I want to share the experience with you which is hard to put into words because it wasn’t so much what it looked like but how it FELT. The picture above best describes how it looked once I was there.
I did a little research on Psalm 23 and found something interesting. Some one suggested to read a book called A Shepherd Looks At Psalm 23 by Phillip Keller. He wrote that sheep refuse to lie down unless free of all fear. He makes comparisons of sheep to God’s people. So, I thought that would be fitting to my dream because I do more than just lie down in green pastures, I dive in!
From what I remember my dream began with Jesus being in the background of my life. It wasn’t a particular place just that I knew He was there but I was too busy to spend time with Him. Makes me sad to write that, but that’s how it was. I went to Him, hugged Him and told Him if He had to go, it’s okay, if He had to be with someone else. Then all of a sudden we were in a record store and I held up my favorite movie soundtrack Romeo and Juliet. I said,” This is my all time favorite movie!” But as I said it I knew He already knew that so I put it back. I noticed He had a white shirt on with jeans and we were barefoot. In that moment we were in heaven. All I saw was rolling hills filled with rich green grass! Standing there looking out, it was so beautiful but the feeling was even more beautiful! The way He looked at me and listened to me without looking away, His love permeated to me so deep that words can’t properly describe it. We were running barefoot down the hill and diving in the grass like it was water! Someone else was with us doing it too. Then we came across a group of people lying in the grass and we could hear a song talking about Jesus. A lady got up and said that what was being said wasn’t in the Bible. I said to her, you know that’s not true. In the book of John it says Jesus is the word and the word was with God. You know it’s in the Bible. Then a girl came up wanting to spend time with Jesus and I felt myself begin to feel jealous but Jesus showed me in my mind what He loved about her and I felt myself change toward her. I saw her like He did, with love and compassion.
I woke up after that and realized I was with Jesus in heaven. I wished I didn’t wake up! I wanted to stay so bad! As I was laying there relishing in the memory of being with Him, not wanting to forget any of it, I felt His presence and He said to me,” Don’t run away, again.” I think He is saying, don’t stop spending time with Me. See, I have been following Jesus for 5 years now but I get to certain points and stop. Then I get called back. I was on the verge of stopping again because I have a hard time with my faults. I feel inadequate but He conveyed to me to stop thinking that I’m not good enough. It’s okay, I love you the way you are. What you think is bad about yourself, it’s okay.
I had been watching Elevation Network continuously a couple weeks before this dream and I decided Saturday that I would skip the sermon on Sunday. Then the dream was Saturday night. So, because of the dream I decided to watch the sermon. The preacher said in the sermon to face your fears and DON’T RUN!
Something else that I want to add, yesterday I was researching the Gregorian Chant and came across a nun’s blog talking about it and she referred to the Gregorian Chant as “the Word made song”. I thought that was interesting because of the song I heard in my dream and my response to the lady about it.