Monday, February 25, 2013
Writing In My Sleep
When you're asleep, do you ever have dreams of writing? I don't mean do you dream of becoming a writer. Rather, do you have dreams in which you are actively writing? Perhaps, specific words are magnified and have a deeper meaning? It's as if God is whispering a special message just for you.
Being that I'm actively writing my book, Harvest of Hope: Living Victoriously Through Adversity, it makes perfect sense that I unconsciously think of writing morning, noon, and night. Kind of like having writing on the brain. Writing my memoir has become time consuming to the point of spending a large portion of my waking hours writing and thinking about my book.
Last night, I was in a deep sleep when I dreamed that I was writing. It wasn't clear whether it was a blog or book. However, the words 'cleft in a rock' were loud and clear. Repeatedly, these words appeared over and over. I could hear them and see them in my dream.
In the back of my mind, I knew these words were important. Drifting in and out of sleep, my dream replayed as if it were a movie. Each time, I was powerfully led by God to write. The focus was 'cleft in a rock'.
At one point, I actually woke up and wrote it on paper before going back to bed. While I wasn't certain what it meant, I had a hunch there was an untold message revealing God's keeping me safe. Today, I looked up the words and discovered a scripture. I sense the spiritual meaning behind it is that I'm in the presence of my Heavenly Father, which brings me great joy and peace.
"When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by." Exodus 33:22 (NIV)
The word 'cleft' is derived from the Old English word 'cleave' meaning to adhere, cling, or be faithful to something. When God met Moses on the mountain He told him, "You cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live." Exodus 33:20 (NIV)
Then the Lord put Moses in the cleft of the rock and placed His hand over him as He walked by. Even this fleeting glimpse in biblical days caused Moses to glow with the glory of God. This was the closest Moses ever was to his majestic Savior. To be pure in heart and clean of hands. Free from all sin. The Holy of all Holy places where God's glory shines brightly.
God is ushering us into His almighty presence. He's declaring we are as white as snow. Will you join me in savoring an intimate moment with the Lord?
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