Blue Eyes – Pools of Living Waters
Here is one more dream instructing me during these wilderness tests . . . I’ve written a lot about dreams lately as God has been using them to show me my heart among other truths I need to know. Where the other two dreams (Preparing for God’s Calling, Wilderness Tests – God’s Care) I shared revealed doubts and fears deep in my heart, this one was a bit different . . .
In my dream, my eyesight started to get blurry. No matter what I did my eyes wouldn’t clear up. My vision became so blurred that people and objects were shapeless blobs. Needless to say it made me anxious. At one point, I was holding my cousin’s new baby and almost dropped him as I stumbled over a chair. Fortunately my aunt was there to brace me. After bumbling around for awhile here and there, it was time to get dressed for some formal function/party I was attending that night. But my eyesight was so poor; I didn’t know how I was going to get ready (hair, makeup, all that stuff). Then a young blonde-hair woman said she would help me. The sweetness in her demeanor and in her voice gave me a peace in my spirit. I didn’t know her, but it didn’t matter. She was very willing to help me out. As we went back to the dressing room, I looked in the mirror and I saw that my hazel eyes had turned a crystal clear blue. There was still a haze covering them as they were still transforming but I stood amazed. A wave of encouragement came over me as I realized they were blurry because they were going through this change.
As I sought out the meaning of this dream the next day during my quiet time, this is what I felt it meant. It’s a reflection of what is happening in my life – a transformation within my soul as God tests, renews and prepares me. Eyes are the windows to the soul. A change in color from hazel to blue reflected God’s work in me through this time of testing. The blurriness inhibiting me from seeing clearly and moving about represented how I feel about my situation, the unknown and the uncertainty, which I’ve talked about in previous posts.
During this trial, as my trust is tested I feel at times like I’m bumbling around. But it’s this uncertainty that beckons me to trust and rest in God’s Truth because if not now then when? Is He my God or isn’t He? Though circumstances seem undefined or uncertain, there is hope because if I look (as I did in the mirror) I will see God is working in my soul and using the circumstances to mold my heart and spirit for His will and purposes. He is breaking my trust in other things, so that it will be in Him as it should be. As He works, He is filling me with His living waters in areas that need a refreshing.
I thought the blonde girl represented an angel helping me as I went through this time. I felt God say that all that is happening is under His watchful eye and care. He is taking care of my needs. He is with me every step. He is working it all out in the perfect way. That morning after my dream I got a deep sense that everything is happening as it should. I’m in my Maker’s hands and He is molding me according to His desire and will, which ultimately is what will most fulfill me as well. My part is to yield to that molding, trust Him and above all believe in His promises to me.
In this trial, my trust is breaking in other things and I know that is so it will be established more firmly on Him. When it’s in Him then crystal blue living waters can freely flow through my soul and circumstances. This dream was more of a look from God’s perspective, which is the perspective I need to focus on.
July 13, 2010 at 12:37 am
What a great testimony, Rachel. Thank you. What a Great God too!
July 13, 2010 at 3:23 pm
Roger – Yes He is! And He continues to surprise me with His goodness.
July 13, 2010 at 4:48 am
Have you heard of the book, Interpreting the Symbols and Types by Kevin J. Conner?
This book has really helped me to interpret the biblical symbols in my dreams. I looked up eyes (insight, knowledge…Rev 4:6) and blue (symbol of heaven and authority Eze 1:26; 10:1)
There are other words and scriptures listed but these are just a few. It seems that your dream is a promise from the Lord that He is giving you heavenly insight.
July 13, 2010 at 3:23 pm
Hi JoDee – thanks for the “insight” 🙂 — it’s interesting because the interpetation according to that book is similiar to what I felt the Spirit tell me with a bit of a different slant. It is a good confirmation. Thanks for sharing!
July 13, 2010 at 11:51 pm
Rachel, the dream and the interpretation of it is very insightful…my spirit gave a strong witness of it as I read. God has surely given you a calling to be a voice to your generation…one of clarity, of insight, and of exhortation. In this hour, He is raising up His “voices” and giving us venues, and generations to speak to. I have been writing similar things to my (older) generation for 35 years, and His callings are without repentance. Be faithful to simply continue to write out what He gives to you as the years come and go…and leave the “connection” to Him and those He prepares to “hear”. Not all will “get it”…but those whose hearts He has prepared to be “presented” to Him as the Bridegroom…they will “hear” and they will “see” with the eyes of the spirit you have been given…and multitudes will come to the “valley of decision” and CHOOSE JESUS in the day and hour in which they live. May His Lifestreams Flow through you continuously…in your private life and in your public writing life. Just lay it out there and go the way God leads, trusting HIM with all your heart…leaning not to your own understanding. You are acknowledging Him…and He IS directing your path in this hour. Prov. 3:5-6. Walk on…in the Fear of the Lord and constant devotion to HIM!
Looking unto JESUS,
July 14, 2010 at 3:13 pm
Hi Sandy – I read your comment last night on my phone – I can’t tell you what your words did to my soul – I needed to hear them and they couldn’t have come at a better time than last night. Thank you for faithfully speaking them. encouragement.
July 14, 2010 at 2:59 am
I had not considered praying and meditating on messages in dreams. I like the way you are able to analyze your thoughts–considering the deeper meanings that seemingly simple image may have (like the blue eyes).
I don’t remember much of anything that I dream about which is likely related to the compact sleep time that currently work around. This is probably an important message as well now thay I think about it.
July 14, 2010 at 3:24 pm
Hi Slamdunk – it’s interesting because I used to never remember my dreams. And even if I did they were so bizarre that I couldn’t even really articulate what happened so I dismissed them. But God uses dreams over and over in the Bible, and that truth started to stand out to me. Because I was starting to take notice, I started asking Him to use mine. I think often we “take notice” of ideas and concepts in the Word for a reason. The Spirit is drawing our attention to them and it’s our part to seek why.
I don’t always remember my dreams – but I’m finding in the last couple of months that they have been clearer and remained with me after I wake (I often quickly forget them). Because they stood out to me in such a significant way – I sought from God how He might be using them or what He might be saying. Nothing God creates is without purpose. Our dreams amaze me because of the detail and unusual nature of them. I think it’s worthwhile to pray about them. It isn’t to force them into something they aren’t, but just be receptive to the idea that God may use them to reveal something to us.
July 14, 2010 at 6:08 am
“I’m in my Maker’s hands and He is molding me according to His desire and will… My part is to yield to that molding…” Love that.
Reading this reminded me of a beautiful passage in Isaiah that spoke to me so richly weeks ago and came back to me just now. I flipped right to it to remind myself of the chapter and what all it said. It’s 45. “I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I the Lord, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel”… “Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker!”… “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else”… the whole chapter is beautiful.
Glad to be able to watch the transformation in you; praying for it for myself too!
July 14, 2010 at 3:25 pm
Hi Ruth – thanks so much for sharing those verses – I love Isaiah – and I’ll read over that chapter today. Thanks for your wonderful comment. 🙂
July 14, 2010 at 6:46 pm
Dreams and prayers are excellent tools to share ides with God. It is the Word of God that gives life. We can trust God’s Word to instruct us in righteousness.
We are praying for people to help us at The Joy of Jesus to share in His Great Commission. D0 pray for us as we pray for you on The name of Jesus.
July 15, 2010 at 3:41 pm
Dr. Lee – The Word of God is life . . . and He is our perfect Teacher. Thanks for your thoughts 🙂
July 18, 2010 at 9:43 am
JUST STOPPING BY TO SAY HEY. I HAVE BEEN TO THE BEACH……I HAD THE WILDEST CRAZY DREAMS……I MISSED A DOSE OF MY EFFEXOR
July 18, 2010 at 5:49 pm
Hi John – glad you did 🙂 Are you serious?
July 21, 2010 at 5:29 pm
“my trust is breaking in other things and I know that is so it will be established more firmly on Him.”
It’s a continual process that we don’t stop.. until we see Jesus face to face.. it’s great you’re sharing this… as it encourages us in EVERY season we experience.. esp. in our trials.
Rachel, thnx for sharing your thoughts on organic Christian living — yes, it is all pointing us to our relationship… altho having goals and projects might feel easier.. 🙂
July 21, 2010 at 6:19 pm
Hi Bonnie – it is a process, isn’t it? And true – having “tasks” and following a list of to dos can be easier than developing a relationship with God, but it’s the relationship that changes our lives – not the tasks that come from a religious mindset. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Look forward to reading more from you.