Ever walked along in a dark, eerie and lonely place, only to be confronted by an unexpected movement. A shadow lurches out at you. You go to scream, but only silence escapes. You are scared witless! Terrified. The cold chill envelops the body as adrenaline jolts you into action. Fight or flight are the only two options. Wake up! It’s a dream…
Ever faced a situation where you were afraid, very afraid. The nightmares come and invade your sleep. You are stressed. The real life issue crowds in and is all consuming.
Who do you turn to? Who can help in a time like this?
I, (King Nebuchadnezzar) had a dream that made me afraid. As I was lying in bed, the images and visions that passed through my mind terrified me. So I commanded that all the wise men of Babylon be brought before me to interpret the dream for me. When the magicians, enchanters, astrologers and diviners came, I told them the dream, but they could not interpret it for me. Finally, Daniel came into my presence and I told him the dream. (He is called Belteshazzar, after the name of my god, and the spirit of the holy gods is in him.) I said, “Belteshazzar, chief of the magicians, I know that the spirit of the holy gods is in you, and no mystery is too difficult for you. Here is my dream; interpret it for me.
And even today, people seek out fortune tellers, witches and warlocks, magicians, enchanters, astrologers and diviners… but can they help? No. Because their trade is all about trickery and illusions.
You could seek out wise council from someone who is familiar with the situation you find yourself in, and have successfully navigated through it before you. But wise men, who are willing to help without an agenda, are hard to find.
You could seek the help of a Christian or a Pastor, but again they should have an intimate relationship with God and be known to be Spirit-filled, like Daniel above, or they are no better than well meaning family members who will try genuinely to help, but not well.
Then you could talk to the One who knows you intimately, knows your situation clearly and is able to help. He is the only One who is able to help. And you can speak with Him anytime, any place, 24/7. He is the source of all wisdom.
It is my pleasure to tell you about the miraculous signs and wonders that the Most High God has performed for me. How great are his signs, how mighty his wonders! His kingdom is an eternal kingdom; his dominion endures from generation to generation.
You can talk with the Most High God, today…it’s called Prayer.