The Bible is chuck full of stories about dreams...Joseph and the dream his brothers would bow down to him (Genesis 37), Joseph the father of Jesus warned to flee the country when Herod was going to kill the babies (Matthew 2), God talked to King Abimelek about Abraham's wife in a dream (Genesis 20), Jacob dreamed of the ladder to heaven (Genesis 28), the cupbearer and baker of the king of Egypt told Joseph their dreams (Genesis 40), Pilate's wife had a dream about Jesus and asked her husband not to do anything to him because of how much it affected her (Matthew 27), etc., etc. Job's friend told Job that God can send answers to our prayers in dreams and God will make sure we get the point by telling us one, two, or even three times (Job 33:29)!! Acts 2, in the NEW testament, repeats what is written in Joel 2 in the OLD testament...that when the Lord pours out his spirit...the Holy Spirit...we will dream dreams.
One of my favorite books on the topics is called Understanding the Dreams you Dream: Biblical Keys for Hearing God's Voice in the Night by Ira Milligan. I highly recommend it if you are a dreamer. It has great insight into the Biblical background of dreams and highlights key verses and references to look into if you're curious about what your dreams mean. I used much of the introduction of this book in talking with the girls. Carmen, one of the mothers of my younger princesses, is helping me co-teach this club. She talked about the dream that King Nebuchadnezzar had in the book of Daniel and how God gave Daniel the interpretation to the pagan kings dream to bring glory to God (see Daniel 4). PS if you think the name Nebuchadnezzar is difficult to say in English, try saying it in Spanish. I ended up just calling him El Rey Dinosaurio (King Dinosaur). It was so much easier to say!!!
- Pay attention to what you're watching and listening to, because these may influence your dreams.
- Learn the voice of God. This is done through personal relationship with him by pray and reading the Bible. This can help recognize his voice in dreams.
- Pray!! Ask for more dreams! Ask the Holy Spirit to help you interpret your dreams. Ask the Lord questions about what you're dreaming. Keep in constant communication with the Lord because if he gave you the dream, he will help you figure it out!!
- Write out dreams in a journal. Watch them over time. See what patterns can be found.