If you recall, I recently wrote about asking the Holy Spirit for guidance. And despite knowing that the Holy Spirit is always available to assist, I still forget to ask for it. Sunday night though, I remembered.
(I’m sharing this story in hopes of encouraging you to talk freely and frequently with the Holy Spirit.)
On Monday morning at precisely 3:15 am, I woke wide-eyed, coherent but confused. Why was I awake? I didn’t want to be, or so I thought. But call it clarity, or just intuition, I asked the Holy Spirit for help . But instead of asking just simply that I quickly fall back asleep, I asked a question that was bothering me (perhaps to the point of waking me). I asked the Holy Spirit for something very specific – a dream that would guide me to my future, letting me know that I’m on the right path to helping others and my family, or alternatively pointing me in a more pertinent direction.
As I drifted back to sleep, I kept my request in my heart and mind. When I woke again some four hours later, my dream was clear and vivid, yet I absolutely clueless as to what it meant.
My dream was that I was in a blue pond swimming with a huge pod of orcas. Others were there. The killer whales were letting people climb on their backs, hold onto their fins, and go for gentle loops around the lagoon. They had their mouths open like they were smiling. And one orca in particular was beckoning me over for a playdate. While dreaming, it was not lost on me that this was not normal, and that orca teeth are frighteningly large and numerous. It was beautiful though. And it felt majestic.
Vowing to believe whatever the search result spit back at me, I thanked the Holy Spirit for the clear dream and for the answers coming my way courtesy of my iPhone (is it purely coincidental that the Holy Spirit and Hey Siri have the same initials?).
Hey Siri…Google Dream Interpretation for Swimming with Orcas
What “Hey Siri” responded with isn’t so much the point (though it was cool). The point is two fold:
- There is no limit to the number of times we can ask for help from the Divine HS. We aren’t being greedy or demanding when we continue to ask for assistance. Caps and quotas don’t exist. Help from the Holy Spirit is ours for the taking, for free, guilt-free, however often we remember to ask for it.
- Answers await us. We may want a certain response and so we miss the one that’s been given. Or we may be so distracted or self-absorbed that we fail to see the signs. Sometimes the answers come in the form of intuition. And sometimes the answers are as big as a whale. But as certain as the Holy Spirit is listening, answers are given.
The question is are we asking for help.