A few nights ago, I had three dreams in a row. Each dream held a similar thread. In the last dream the thread was very clear. I had been on a sidewalk in a city looking up at a beautiful building that had a display window jutting out from a balcony. It looked amazing and beautiful. All of a sudden I was flying above the buildings and I could see the same display but from above. In the display was a tree that had a trunk but no branches or leaves and from the tree trunk I saw spider webs that crossed the expanse of the display to other items in the display. I was shocked and said to myself, “This isn’t the way it looked from below!” Then I heard a voice say, “Remember, things aren’t always as they appear”.
I think this is just a simple reminder to me and His church, His Beloved. I wrote a post on Correcting Perspective (click on link to read) and in this post, among others, I
discuss seeing God for Who He is and starting there. When we start with the correct perspective whether we are looking at issues in our life, world or at God we are more able to see these issues or God so much more clearly.
In my dreams I was able to not only see from the angle everyone else saw the display but also from the angle God wanted me to see the display. I just sense God reminding Christians to let Him change your perspectives, ask Him to give you the right starting point. He will; but you may need to take a 180 degree turn (repentance) and let go of starting points or core values you really didn’t know you had until you come face to Face with Him at this time. This repentance naturally happens in this circumstance; God changes the way you see. I just feel like right now is a special time for a new starting point, for core values to be changed as we simply ask. God always works on a timeline within our lives. Knowing exactly when we need something and exactly when we are ready for it. I just sense this time is here for many people.
In my dream things were multidimensional just like God and just like the issues we face in our lives. In my dreams things that appeared to look beautiful from my position were not what they seemed and the desire to not look further, not to want to see, to prefer to stay with the way I first saw the display tugged at me….yet the reminder rang loud and clear…Things aren’t always as they appear.
“So if you’re serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ—that’s where the action is. See things from his perspective.”
Colossians 3:1-2 MSG (emphasis mine)