So I had another “birthing” dream last night…
And before you think or assume anything, this dream doesn’t have anything do with “birthing” an actual baby in real life. Just wanted to clear that up! ?
I don’t have “birthing dreams” or “pregnancy dreams” often, but I have had several of these kinds of dreams throughout my life that honestly, were each different parts or different aspects of a “birthing process”….
This morning as I was writing some things down in my journal, I was seeking the Lord about the meaning of some of the parts of the dream. When I discovered what the dream was showing me as a whole, I asked the Lord about a couple of things to do with something He could be “growing and developing” in me, something He is “birthing” in my life, or “birthing” in me…and I spoke with Him about something that could possibly be a hindrance.
After looking into this dream, I was asking the Lord what He had for me to write about this morning… (I didn’t assume that He might want me to write some about the dream I had last night…) But suddenly I heard, “John 16:22” and so I went there in my bible (because honestly, I don’t know what that verse talks about) and then I came to this passage…
21-23 “When a woman gives birth, she has a hard time, there’s no getting around it. But when the baby is born, there is joy in the birth. This new life in the world wipes out memory of the pain. The sadness you have right now is similar to that pain, but the coming joy is also similar. When I see you again, you’ll be full of joy, and it will be a joy no one can rob from you. You’ll no longer be so full of questions.
23-24 “This is what I want you to do: Ask the Father for whatever is in keeping with the things I’ve revealed to you. Ask in my name, according to my will, and he’ll most certainly give it to you. Your joy will be a river overflowing its banks!”(John 16:21-24 The Message)
I honestly had no idea that was the passage that was connected to”birthing”… and the pain, and just all of the challenging things that we go through in this kind of process of life. ?
I have no idea what it feels like to physically “give birth” to a baby, but I do know what it feels like to go through pain and challenge and grief and discomfort while God is “growing something” that is to be “birthed” in me.
The process is painful, but necessary, and the joy that will come from the “new life” will far exceed all of the pain—so much so, that the memory of the pain will fade in comparison to the joy experienced from the new life!
Take heart, for He has good things in store for those who love Him!
…and there is a greater joy that is coming when we see Him! ✨
We are getting to watch the words of the scriptures come alive and play out before our very eyes!
We may be living in a challenging time, we may be living in a painful time, we may have many questions and even burdens on our hearts, but can remember that we’re also living in an exciting time because we know how the story will play out, and it’s going to be a beautiful story. We can trust and know and realize that our God has good plans for us. ☀️
And no matter what we face, in Christ, we get to have a kind of joy that cannot be robbed from us…and an even greater joy is on the way!
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.“—Romans 15:13
“These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.”—John 15:11
And He will do it. Thank You, Lord. ?