We live in a noisy world. My world, like yours, is filled with people I love, people I care about and minister to, and responsibilities and obligations. In the middle of all that, it can feel difficult to hear my own heart’s desires and the delicate whisper of God’s voice. In light of that, I’ve learned the value of creating space to be with God and dream.
The Psalmist wrote, “You open your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing” (Ps. 145:16) and “He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him” (Ps. 145:19). Desire is a good thing. God placed dreams in your heart. Creating the space to consider those dreams is vital to becoming the person He intended. I like to think of it as dreaming in sync with the Holy Spirit.
At the beginning of my personal dreaming time, I spend significant time listening to praise music and worshipping God. This brings my heart into union with His Spirit and opens my ears to hear His voice more clearly. Then I use questions to help me clarify the dreams in my heart:
Is there a desire in my heart that keeps resurfacing? If so, could that desire be from God? It could be a desire to change careers or to study and further your education. It could be a desire to have children or to write a book. It could be a desire to go on a mission trip or to adopt. Whatever the dream is, you need to create the space to consider whether that dream is from God and what you might need to do to move forward.