I recall a dream I had last year, when I was struggling with this “concept” of “enter my rest”. I asked God what it meant & how can I do this? I was struggling, and from time to time I still struggle, because I have had been taught growing up in religion to perform. Performance is a big part of religion. I actually felt so frustrated with that question “How do I enter your rest!?!”. My question was so infused with self-ability that I didn’t get a quick answer and I struggled for a while with no clarity.
So back to the dream. It was actually 2 dreams. In the first dream, I was having a wedding in this dark, old, boring church building. My to-be spouse & I were working so hard to get everything ready in our own strength and ability. We did all the planning, all the work. We were decorating, making the food etc. and anyone who has ever thrown any kind of party knows IT’S SO MUCH WORK!! You have for sure felt that inward feeling of anxious UNREST, of performance & self-ability. Well that’s what it was like. In fact we were so annoyed with the end result after all our hard work, only to find that the guest were OLD and falling asleep. We decided it was stupid to do since no one even cared (cause we were obviously being selfish) that we canceled it and went out to eat.
[Second dream] This dream was so magical! It was amazing! What a sense of rest there was! Such a peaceful sense. I was with my spouse to-be who was of royalty 👑. We were sitting together at the end of the table (where normally only one chair would be). It seemed as though we were celebrating our love. Both of us were dressed in the most royal clothing- I could FEEL the quality of it. I was in a blue dress & he was in a golden royal suit. All our dishes and utensils were golden and high quality. The table was long and all our guests were there with the focus on us. The servants were there to serve us & we didn’t have to do anything but BE present. We kissed and everyone was enamored by our love! That’s all that was expected (I was going to say REQUIRED but I sensed the correct word was EXPECTED… hence the place of REST & BEING)
In the dream, I then saw myself as in a daydream, restfully sitting in a garden caring for our children.
I read this verse this morning & it reminded me of my dream I just shared:
We will remember your love, rejoicing and delighting in you, celebrating your every kiss as better than wine. No wonder righteousness adores you!”
Song of Songs 1:4 TPT
Pictured here is Prince Harry & Bride Meghan. I read the verse above and think of this. In the Bible we are depicted as the Bride, but also the wedding guests.
My interpretation of the first dream was basically religion & UNREST. There were efforts but they were all from a place of unrest, weariness and essentially this was the Old Testament and the flesh.
The second dream is the understanding of REST. We enter His rest when we receive Him as our Saviour- His Spirit fills us and leads us. It’s not something we have to earn or perform for. We don’t have to make ourselves right or walk on eggshells. We don’t have to strain and strive and stress. We are simply in love when we know what He has done for us & we receive it. Our love is celebrated & our passion for Him is contagious. It’s not about making ourselves right but simply receiving Him and adapting to His ways as He does the transformation & preparation process!!
Enter His rest by accepting Jesus’ gift of life & let Him heal & transform you into everything He designed you be…simply say yes!!