Dream Without Sleep: Vision Without Slumber

Joel 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:

The television won’t go off. That is because I refuse to push the power switch. I am paralyzed by the almost 2,000 choices in front of me. None of the choices are particularly appealing, but they all are amusing. That is a good word. To be a-mused is to be without musing, or thinking. So I never really can dream, because I never really sleep. I can’t see visions, because I never slumber.

My mind is fed a steady stream of things that others think of, so I can never hear what God is speaking to me concerning life, joy, holiness and healing. I can’t dream without sleep. I can have no vision without slumber. I am in the world, and unfortunately, of the world. I cannot be what God wants me to be. I am too busy trying to fit in to the mold of this world.

1 John 2:15-17 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

And the world is passing away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God lives forever.