I had a dream from God. In the dream I saw myself tell my son he bought the wrong coffee. Then suddenly as I was telling him he bought the wrong coffee, I got confused with which was which. Did he get the wrong coffee? Which one do I usually get now I forgot?
Once I got to the kitchen in real life where the dream took place, I found myself looking for the right answer. I looked at the name of the coffee in the same moment I remembered the dream. I asked God what the dream meant and He said we rarely look at His Word to find out what He said which is why we get so confused and forget.
Then He led me to this context of our reality of how we live.
Isaiah 29:11 And the vision of all this has become for you like the words of a book that is sealed. When men give it to one who can read, saying, Read this, I pray you, he says, I cannot, for it is sealed. 12 And when the book is given to him who is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray you, he says, I cannot read. 13 And the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near Me with their mouth and honor Me with their lips but remove their hearts and minds far from Me, and their fear and reverence for Me are a commandment of men that is learned by repetition [without any thought as to the meaning], AMPC
Notice the excuses we have for not looking at the Word. I have heard these excuses from individuals I know who don’t know God, and at times I have my own excuses. Yes their lives are a mess only because of laziness, and in some cases the reality of them not wanting God to tell them what to do. The same is true with us who say we believe. We’re no different, sometimes we just want to do things another way.
The day before I asked God a question I knew the answer to. The Word tells me, I have looked. But, I wanted a different one, one that would suffice my flesh.
That was the purpose of the dream. I know the answer, it’s in the Book. But, am I too lazy to look. or don’t I like what I know to be true? Yes it is true; I wanted a different answer, one other than that was in the Book because I was lazy.
It takes work to look at the Book and commit to God to do it when there are so many lazy lanes to take. But, to take a lazy lane brings consequences we don’t like. Then those consequence we don’t like, the results of our laziness we turn the blame to God.
I felt I was to share this dream, this answer to our mass confusion with you today. Many of us tend to look to the wide path and do what seems easier, avoiding the Book. God wants us to know when we make this choice it is our choice, and we are headed then toward destruction.
God desires that we be with Him here and now and when we leave here. It is His desire we live that abundant life here and that happens when we live by the Book. He desires we not be lazy and look away. God wants us to know that the Book saves us from the second death and yes is our eternity.
Avoiding the Book is avoiding God and avoiding God is avoiding eternity with Him. His Book is not too hard as the enemy would have us think. God is saying open the seal and read it, it is life for us.
I hope that I have encouraged you today with this Word, to commit to God and follow the Book so that you can live in that good abundant life He intended for you today. God desires that you and I be that light that represents Him to those who won’t open the Book for themselves.
Lets be the light we were called to be. Let’s free from confusion, live by the Book and in His presence!