In May of 2005, I had a dream. In the dream my family was walking through an empty house in the afternoon. I knew it was our house, but it did not look like it. I knew that we had to leave the house before these certain people came. We had already cleared all the rooms. We walked out to the garage which was at the front of the house (possibly facing north?). My mom pulled in to the driveway in a car. I wondered how we were all going to fit in the car (it didn’t seem that it would fit our family, it wasn’t a van or a big vehicle). I walked over to the car and opened the back door. Then I saw yellow Irises between the front seat and the back seat. They were growing from the floor of the car. I said, “What pretty yellow Irises!”. They were tall and in full bloom. Then I said, “I’m so glad we can grow flowers in our cars now, it looks so pretty”. I wondered how we would fit among all the flowers. But we all fit in without any trouble. It ended with us all sitting in the car.
It has been 10 years almost exactly since I had that dream.
I have been keeping my eye out for yellow irises ever since.
Most of the irises I see are purple, not yellow.
I was talking to my mom on the phone the other day. She mentioned in passing that my sister had brought her some yellow irises that were so pretty. She said there were so many that she asked her if she had any left. The stalks were just covered in blooms and they were really impressive. She said that people stop by my sister’s house to look at the irises because they are so striking.
The wheels started turning. I remembered my dream about the yellow irises. The only part I remembered was saying, “What pretty yellow irises” and that they were growing from the floor of the car. I told my mom I had a dream a long time ago about yellow irises, and I asked her to send me a picture of those yellow irises. Fortunately, I had written the dream in a notebook, so I was able to look it up and get the rest of the details.
Here is the picture she sent.
She also sent this picture of Dad with the yellow irises.
(You might remember that my Dad had a stroke 2 months ago. Well, he has recovered very well and is able to do almost everything he could do before! Praise the Lord! God has been very faithful and merciful to us.)
At the time I had that dream, we had just been foreclosed and had left our house. It was a very scary, terrible time for us. We were feeling lost and devastated and very confused.
We wanted something good to happen to change everything and reverse all of our misfortunes right then.
Since then we have experienced some more trials and troubles, but also lots of wonderful things.
We have moved 5 times. We have lived in 4 different states since we left Ohio. We left behind everything and everybody that we knew.
For the last 3 years we have experienced very difficult times just trying to survive financially.
We have been praying fervently for a home and land of our own for the last 10 years, and especially since we got here in Texas 3 years ago. I started sowing into Kim Clement’s ministry with the prayer request that we would have our own home and land while we still lived in York, PA, so it has been more like 5 years.
Well, now I believe the sign of the yellow irises has come to pass.
I’m not sure what it means exactly, but I believe that it means that we are about to have a “suddenly”.
I do know that in dreams the color yellow signifies “hope or mind”. And flowers signify “a fresh beginning, passing of the old”. We get most of our dream interpretation help from John Paul Jackson because we know he was a true Christian and only got his information from God and the Bible and not other sources.
Perhaps the dream was to give me hope that a fresh beginning is about to happen for us.
And the timing of Mom and Dad getting those yellow irises is to tell me that it is going to happen now.
Of course, I hope the timing is now. With God, we know that our timing is different from His, but I believe that He is letting me know through the dream and its fulfillment and other words and happenings that the time is very soon that we will experience a big change in circumstance and will get our own land and our own home.
In the meantime, I’m praying in hope and expectation and excitement that God is going to answer our prayers very soon.
I am trusting Him and listening for His voice, renewing my mind and drawing close to Him.
I’m believing for the hundredfold since we left behind everything that we knew.
And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life. Matthew 19:29
With great excitement and anticipation!