I think we all, from time to time, have dreams that aren’t too pure—myself included. And it’s especially troublesome for Christians, because we are called to live pure lives (Matt 5:28; Eph. 5:3-4). But the important thing is that we can do something about it; there are things that can be done to clean up impure dreams.
As you may know, dreams are mainly a product of what we think about during our awake hours. And this world we live in doesn’t help at all. It seems as if our world is doing all it can to cause us to lust. Books are written and movies are made with the very theme of lust and violence—because that’s what sells and what will bring a profit. The best-selling books are probably the romance novels—and some are worse than others. Young women are especially susceptible to these (or maybe I should say all women). They may seem to be a harmless form of entertainment, but they are probably the most destructive, because they so easily bring the reader into a fantasy world; and then, eventually, fantasies become dreams.
Many people will say that there is really nothing we can do about lustful dreams—that we can’t control them, so we should not feel guilty over them. But that’s not at all true. The fact that you feel guilty is a good indication that your conscience is still in working order and it is telling you that something is amiss inside you and that you should do something about it. And you can do something about it. Here are…
Four Ways to Clean Up Your Dreams
1. Discontinue watching movies, TV shows, or reading anything that has lustful content. This is the most important step, because what we feed our brain will be what we think about and what we eventually dream about.
2. Meditate on scripture, especially right before bedtime. Make a practice of this and you will find that your dreams will be sweet and clean! Oh, also, meditate especially on verses that promote purity and having right thoughts toward God. And it will help tremendously to memorize those verses so you have them with you always. Psalm 119: 11 says, “Your word have I hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You.”
3. Before bedtime put on your spiritual armor, and have a battle plan ready. Review what you will do and what verses you will quote in your dreams if you find yourself in sinful situations. And Count on God to be with you and help you.
4. Pray at bed time that God would be near you and protect you from wrong dreams, that He will strengthen you, even in your dreams, to reject any lustful, sinful encounters. And be encouraged that God will indeed help you in your dreams to fight against the enemy.
What good and practical advice. The pictures are wonderful! Love the one with the lake!!!
Thanks. I just notice that my title should of said 3 ways instead of 4 ways, so I added a point–it’s hard to change a title.
Oh cool I like that. Maybe we should keep this going. I know I need it. I metnioned you on my Thankful list today. Thanks for encouraging me to be a prayerful wife. Ist it slowcooker day? I am slowcooking and writing a post. Have a Blessed Day.Sherry
Thanks for your comment.
Sandra, this is really a wodfrenul opportunity and adventure in praying for our hubbies! I’m following along (I’m behind just a tad bit) and both my hubby and I are so very blessed by this. Thank you for hosting this!
Hey! This is kind of off topic but I need some gukdance from an established blog.
Is it tough to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty fast.
I’m thinking about creating mmy own but I’m not sure where to start.
Do you have any tips or suggestions? Many thanks
First, decide what you want to blog about.
Next, decide on a blog name and address.
Next, think about what categories you will have.
When I started I goggled something like, “How to blog” or “how to start a blog.” There is a lot of help out there on the internet.