Regarding Dreams: Joseph, son of Jacob says: “Don’t interpretations come from God? Tell me the dream(s).” (Genesis 40:8)
I had two dreams early Sunday Morning (today).
Scene 1. Wolves: I’m in the mountains taking a little-used path to our ministry gathering and I happen upon a pack of wolves. I am outnumbered and see no way out. If I run they will chase me. Now they see me and begin circling—a smaller, darker wolf circles around to my right—I am feeling trapped. Suddenly, a lady dressed in typical outdoor mountain garb appears, takes charge, and all is well. The wolves are gone and the dream ends.
Scene 2. I am at the beach with Pacific islanders, They are hanging out and sometimes interacting with manatee-like creatures (or very gentle sea-lions) who are resting in the shallow waters. It appears that an older group of Methodists (reminiscent of the kind folks I pastored for 15 years in Chowchilla) are also there. They have beautifully embroidered hand towels on display and probably for sale.
My Observations about the Dreams:
Scene 1. The wolves scared me but didn’t harm me. The lady had no weapons and was fully confident and reassuring. I don’t know her. She happened upon the situation and took charge to protect me. I am thankful.
Scene 2. As I looked online and learned about the manatee, I felt tender and sensed the Lord was showing me his side of things. Does a manatee hate itself because it is homely (not the glamorous whale) and does it reject itself for not being robust and gruff like a sea lion? Probably not. God wants me to freshly embrace my self and style within his creation.
God’s Interpretation of the Dreams:
Scene 1. You are going places! The wolves can’t harm you. We have “angels” human and angelic.
Scene: 2. You are staying places! Rest with your fellow-islanders, the manatees, and the gentle people.
Good morning, Papa Father, Lord Jesus, and Holy Ruah! I love you more and more every day.
Thank you, Lord, for slowing me down me. It allows me to find fears and anxieties and to find you and others in a better way. Less fear more spirit.
Thank you, Lord, for commitments.
Thanks so much for sharing your dreams, brother. I love getting dreams from the Lord!
The wolf dream is about your life right now, I think:
1) your simple-church gathering and ministry, which is a “little-used path” or direction,
2) and also, as in the dream, you are doing ministry somewhat on your own and in a little-used way–at least by conventional standards and methods.
So this dream could also be a specific, current _warning_ as well as an encouragement.
I.e, a warning that the devil is attacking or is about to attempt an attack on you, in order to prevent you from ministry connections and success. But, as you said, angels are assigned to you and will show up to help you. And it only takes one angel to drive away an entire pack of demons! Yay, God! :-)))
On a technical dream-interpretation note:
An unknown, nameless and faceless person who leads or guides or encourages us in a dream is the Holy Spirit, since that is a major job of his. So in a dream he might appear, for example, as a trail or tour guide, or a bus or train driver, or something similar. But the woman in your dream was more of a guardian and protector, so I think your interpretation is exactly correct, that the woman was a guardian angel.
Here’s to more dreams and visions and encounters with the Lord! I want more of them!
Thank you, J.P. Glad you like dreams too. They are an Essential Promise to older people (presbuteros Acts 2:17) so I grab that! The first line in my daily journal: Dream: Observations: Interpretation: If I have a dream I try to scribble it down or dictate it to my phone. Then I go back to sleep. I the morning I fill-in the Dream: Observations: Interpretation: blanks. There is no pattern to frequency. There is a lot to visit with the Lord about when they do occur. Please write more. It’s great to hear from you! – Giv’m heaven, John