I had a dream, which I believe is from the Lord, when I was 14 years old. I had gone on a missionary trip to Mexico with my Mother to serve as translators and to donate items to the church that had been built there. I had seen so much poverty that I will never forget. It was a very humbling experience and I’m so thankful that I was able to share it with my Mother.
After having worked hard in this small village, we packed up to return home. As we were driving back home by bus. I was getting sleepy and felt like I had not done enough or been used enough for all the people there because of my age. I was sad and feeling very low because I wanted to be used to do more, but wasn’t. I questioned how it was that I was overlooked, simply because of my age, when I had so much more to offer! I began to doze off and fell asleep.
I began to dream and I was in my own backyard. I could see someone that looked like Jesus standing about 15 feet away from me. When He spoke, I knew it was Him. I didn’t approach Him, but simply listened, as to what He had to say. He spoke to me, to comfort me. He told me that many would be my rewards for serving those fellow Brothers and Sisters. He assured me that He had noticed and knew my heart. Then, He asked me to be of good cheer and continue spreading the gospel. At that point, I woke up.
I remember having a sense of reassurance and even felt like sharing it with some of the other adults, but I felt the Holy Spirit tugging at my heart, not to. I believe He just had that message for me. It was very personal and I wanted to go back to sleep so that I might be able to have a conversation. I couldn’t go back to sleep, but I had the sadness leave my heart and knew that past all the stars I was glancing at, as we drove home, there was God. The God that sees, El Roi.
I know that there are many that are never fortunate enough to receive a dream from the Lord during their lifetime. I consider myself so blessed because I am so unworthy! Why He has given me these dreams? I only know it’s because He talks to whomever He wishes. I cannot control any of that. I simply am sharing them. It’s comforting to know Jesus sees what effort we put into people and their circumstances, whether good or bad, He knows! So just a thought, we shouldn’t forget the verse, “I, the Lord, search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person, according to their conduct. According to what their deeds deserve.” Jeremiah 17:10
So, shine for Jesus and know that He sees you.