James Goll: 10 Tips to Remember Your Dreams

by | Jan 14, 2022 | Blogs, God Encounters Today

You can remember your dreams and receive the revelation God is giving you!

Some people tell me that they do not hear from God in their lives—period. Others say they simply can’t remember their revelatory dream experiences. Still others seem to remember only a fragment or portions of scattered images, which at the time do not seem to make much sense to them.

Let’s set the record straight with five points of truth:

— You were born for an interactive relationship with your heavenly Father.

— Your heart was created with a capacity to hear from God.

— You were designed to be a dreamer of dreams.

— You can receive and retain revelation.

— You are made to be a carrier and a dispenser of the revelation of God.

Everyone Dreams; That Includes You

Sleep specialists tell us that everyone dreams for a period of time while in rapid eye movement sleep. So, in reality, we all dream at some point every night.

The issue is not whether you dream—but rather that you learn some practical tips and how to rest under the anointing of the Holy Spirit in order to recall and remember your dreams.

Scripture speaks of the fleeting nature of dreams:

“He will fly away like a dream and will not be found; yes, he will be chased away as a vision of the night” (Job 20:8).

Daniel 2:1-47 expresses the frustration that Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, experienced as he received a detailed dream but could not recall it! The dream disturbed the king so much that he searched for relief and health! God heard his plea and sent Daniel who, after a season of seeking the face of God, related to the king not only his dream itself but also its interpretation. In reality, of course, it was God who revealed these things to Daniel. Daniel sought God’s face, and God gave him the spirit of understanding. If you seek God’s face the way Daniel did, God will help you interpret your dreams as well.

Just because dreams can be fleeting in nature, does not mean they need to remain that way! We are to receive and retain dream revelation from God. Frankly, more than that, we are to advance and grow from stage to stage and glory to glory in these dimensions as well!

Here are some simple, practical journaling tools to help you in your revelatory journey.

Of course, no commitment to journaling will do any good if you cannot remember your dreams. So, I have also added a few practical tips for retaining dream revelation. These steps will enhance your ability to journal effectively and enable you to remember your dreams longer.

10 Tips to Remember Your Dreams

1. If possible, get rid of your loud alarm clock. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you wake up. Try to establish the habit of getting up at a set time. This requires discipline and will naturally be harder for some than for others.

2. Many dreams come between 4 and 5 o’clock in the morning. Whenever you awaken, learn to linger for a few minutes in a place of rest, if possible.

3. Instead of an alarm, consider waking to a clock radio tuned to soothing music. This is what I did for years. I got rid of the blaring alarm and woke up to classical music, which doesn’t chase away dreams. Classical music actually helps create a soothing atmosphere conducive to dream retention. Worship music has the same effect, particularly the softer, more soaking, reflective styles.

4. Be prepared to record your revelations by observing a few practical tips:

— Keep a note pad and a pen by the bed so you won’t have to get up before you record your dream. A simple spiral notebook works fine.

— This is a personal journal. Grammar, neatness and spelling are not critical issues. Content is crucial.

— Consider using a small tape recorder. Keep it by your bedside so that all you have to do is turn over and whisper into it.

— Later in the day or week, consider word-processing the scribbles you previously captured. Some people transfer their experiences to a more permanent “journal.” I have both a personal devotional journal and a ministry revelatory journal in my man bag at all times.

5. Develop your dream alphabet by keeping track of symbols. Ask, “What does this symbol mean to me?” and “Can I find it in Scripture?”

6. Make note of your feelings/emotions in the dream/revelation. When you summarize your dream, be sure to describe how you felt during the dream, even if you include only a few words.

7. Be still and try to recall one or two of the details, and then your memory will kick in (see Zech. 4:1-2). Find one thread of the dream and then, in prayer, gently pull, and more will appear on your screen.

8. Date all entries. This is important for many reasons, including keeping track of patterns or progressions that may occur in your dream journey.

9. If traveling, record your location at the time of your dream. This can be just as important as the date. The locale may prove to be highly significant to interpreting your dream.

10. Expect God’s love to be affirmed toward you. And then, as you receive it, expect the gifts of the Holy Spirit to be in operation.

Interpreting Your Dreams—Walk with Others

Yes, walk with others. Remember, even God lives in community! So whenever possible, seek training and wise counsel from those more experienced and those gifted as interpreters of dreams. Walk with others. Pray with others. Learn from others.

Years ago, I was in a small group under the direction of John Paul Jackson. We were given assignments of looking up key phrases and symbols in Scripture and reporting back our findings. This was long before any seminars, classes, books or training was being done on this subject. We were experimenting together.

Not everyone will have this capacity developed as well as others. Even in Scripture, Daniel and Joseph are the only ones who are specifically mentioned as having this gift. Just as in the New Testament we have the gift of speaking in tongues, but corresponding to it, we have the gift of interpretation of tongues.

Ask for the dream interpretation directly for yourself. You have not because you ask not (see James 4:2). Just ask! You have the anointing from the Holy Spirit, and He is a great teacher. The author of the revelation is also the chief interpreter of the revelation as well.

And write it down. Be a modern-day scribe, one who receives and retains revelation by the rediscovered art of journaling. That’s the way it works with me and those around me. {eoa}

For the original article, visit godencounters.com.

Read articles like this one and other Spirit-led content in our new platform, CHARISMA PLUS.

CHARISMA NEWSLETTERS

Stay up-to-date with current issues, Christian teachings, entertainment news, videos & more.

The latest breaking Christian news you need to know about as soon as it happens.

Prophetic messages from respected leaders & news of how God is moving throughout the world. 


MORE FROM CHARISMA

Will the New Set of Seven Years on the Jewish Calendar Be Our Last?

Will the New Set of Seven Years on the Jewish Calendar Be Our Last?

Note: This is the second of a two-part series. For part one, click here. Beginning at sunset on Sunday, Sept. 25, our Jewish friends (and increasingly many Christians) will begin a two-day celebration of Rosh Hashanah, their time for new beginnings or a "new year."...

Is America Preparing the Way for a One-World Ruler?

Is America Preparing the Way for a One-World Ruler?

The culmination of history is approaching. The end of the world may be at hand. Yet Jesus tells us we should not be alarmed. Why? Because we are engraved in the palms of His hands. Because we are carried in His arms. Because we are the apple of His eye. The time is...

A ‘Davidic Anointing’ is Descending Upon Musical Instruments

A ‘Davidic Anointing’ is Descending Upon Musical Instruments

I once heard a testimony where the Holy Ghost was falling upon the people during worship. The preacher, R.W. Schambach, testified how the piano player got so filled with the Spirit that she fell off of the piano bench and the piano kept right on playing. No other...

Joyce Meyer: How You Can Make God’s Love Your Lifestyle

Joyce Meyer: How You Can Make God’s Love Your Lifestyle

I have made it a priority to study about love in the Word of God. Getting a revelation about how much God loves me and learning to receive His love has been life-changing for me. It’s been the key to being able to really enjoy my life because when I received God’s...

Mario Murillo: What God is Saying About America’s Destruction

Mario Murillo: What God is Saying About America’s Destruction

Many prophetic words released today shout one of these two headlines: America Is Past Hope and Will Be Destroyed America Is Favored and Will Never Be Destroyed Facebook oozes with voices claiming to be prophets or mouthpieces for God. The internet teems with...

How The Christian Community Can Change American Politics for Good

How The Christian Community Can Change American Politics for Good

A fascinating discovery has taken place recently in the state of California. Locals there attest that the wildfires that have ravaged the landscape, lives and livelihoods of residents for a decade don’t seem to be getting any better. They seem to be getting worse,...

RECENT ARTICLES

Former Atheist: How the Deconstruction of Your Christian Faith Can Actually Strengthen It

Best-selling author Lee Strobel, an atheist and investigative journalist who failed to disprove the resurrection of Jesus during two years of digging for evidence, believes Christians who properly...
Rod Parsley: Are You the Pharisee or the Tax Collector?

Rod Parsley: Are You the Pharisee or the Tax Collector?

As with all virtues, humility has an opposite: pride. It should not surprise us that revival and restoration begins with humility, because all “falling away” begins with pride. Pride sent the archangel Lucifer plummeting from the heights of glorious splendor near the...

What to Do with an Urgent Warning from the Lord

What to Do with an Urgent Warning from the Lord

Many people are receiving urgent warnings from the Lord about things taking place in the earth. Releasing those warnings can be difficult. Done the wrong way, people will turn a deaf ear and the last thing you want to do is breed fear. Maybe you aren't getting...

Prophetic Word: ‘You Will Taste the Rain of Heaven’

Prophetic Word: ‘You Will Taste the Rain of Heaven’

Get ready for a supernatural strength to take over the land. It is time for worldwide revival and for you to reclaim what God has promised. Don’t back down and give in to despair. God’s plan is in motion. I heard the Lord say, “The enemy has brought discouragement and...

Mario Murillo: The Fuse to a National Awakening

Mario Murillo: The Fuse to a National Awakening

A lot of churchgoers yearn for soothing sermons. Meanwhile, a growing company seeks to understand authority, brokenness and Resurrection life. Who are these “others” who have their eyes wide open? They are too loud for most. They pray longer and deeper than what is...

The Value of the Golden Aged Among Us

The Value of the Golden Aged Among Us

Sarah bore Isaac when she was 90 years old. Moses led the Israelites out of bondage when he was 80. God cared for them, carried them, and used them! If you are nearing or are already in your golden years, don’t despair. You have much to offer to those behind you. You...

Pin It on Pinterest