Thursday, 7 March 2013

Has a giant moved back into your place? Does your bathroom need repainting?

The other day I had a couple of dreams that I believe the Lord is speaking in and they actually are speaking about the same thing.

The first one I saw the inside of a bathroom being repainted.  The walls, ceilings, everything was being painted and the colour changed.
The bathroom is a place of cleansing and by it being repainted I believe that God is wanting us to do some internal work in our lives, things that need changing.

The second one was I saw Giants coming from another place and moving into houses and they were like giant trees and they blended into the walls and you couldn't tell they were they as they moulded into the walls but they were there.
There was a sense of familiarity about them and so I believe there are some things that have moved back into places that shouldn't be there but because we are familiar with them we don't even notice them.  And I know for myself this past week things like 'perfectionism' is something that is familiar with me that actually is like a giant in my life and it causes me and others around me stress when this giant moves back in.  I was talking to Jim about this and what are the giants in our lives and really it comes down to anything that sets itself up against the Kingdom of God which is righteousness, peace and joy and all the fruit of the Spirit found in Gal 6.

So I encourage you to take a look at your lives and check out whether some familiar giants have moved back into your home that shouldn't be there.   Once recognising the giants, perhaps a giant of fear over finances, or a giant of inferiority, or a giant of pride, a giant of anger, whatever the giant may be, we then need to seek out the truth and speak the truth and tell that giant to get out.
So for example for me over the giant perfectionism, reminding myself that I don't need to have it all together in a society that says I do.  God gives us enough for us to do each day and if I find myself getting stressed it is because I am doing more than I need too and that stress is transferred to others and is more often than not self imposed and not from God.  God doesn't care if my bathroom is messy for a day or two.  God doesn't care if my bed doesn't get made.  These are things we care about and yes it is good to be organised but the Lord would rather my bed was not made and I was in peace than my bed made and everyone in the household stressed out because of an unmade bed.  If I died tomorrow an unmade bed is not going to be significant at all.  So the reminder of the truth of some of our situations is like throwing a stone at a giant.   So lets fling a few truth stones and kill those giants that take away our peace, our righteousness and our joy and instead be filled to overflowing with the Kingdom of God that effects and changes nations simply because we walk in his peace, his righteousness and his joy!