Dreams // Numbers 12:6

Numbers 12:6 (ESV) | And [God] said, “Hear my words: If there is a prophet among you, I the Lord make myself known to him in a vision; I speak with him in a dream.”

God sometimes uses dreams to communicate with us. The Bible includes 21 stories where the Lord sent messages via dreams. God also gifted some, like Joseph and Daniel, to be dream interpreters to help preserve and promote His way.

Our verse for today from Numbers 12:6 is out of an exchange God had with Moses’ family; specifically Aaron and Miriam. God had a special relationship with Moses and did not use dreams to speak with Him, but others He did. It might seem a curious way to communicate, but I think it’s quite clever. I know when I have dreams I generally have to think through them, consider what messages are there, and if it is profound or just something random. God designed us to dream so we can process, sort, and file our waking experiences. There are inevitably some where the Lord wants us to pay special attention.

Have you ever had a dream that you felt came as a message from God? If so, write it down, search the Scripture, and consider potential meaning. I think about the quote from Harriet Tubman in the infographic below and the dream she had that led her to the Underground Railroad. She made it’s believed 13 trips to help rescue some 70 enslaved persons. God gave her a great dream to do great work for others. Yours might not be as historical, but that by no means makes it any less important to the Lord based on the plan and purpose He has for your life.

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. —Harriet Tubman