At 3:00 AM last night, while spending some time with the Lord, I began asking Him to teach me how to steward His resources well. I repented for any times when I was not a good steward over the resources that He entrusted to my family and I asked Him to help me to be faithful with everything that He gives us (money, time, ministry, etc). So while praying, I fell into a deep sleep and had the following dream.
I was in the lobby of a bank. It was dark outside and very late at night; past business hours around 9:30 PM. The bank was preparing to close and I was there to make a very small deposit. The bank associates met with customers one at a time in their offices and it felt like I was waiting a long time for my turn to be called into an office.
Finally, it was my turn to be serviced and I deposited a small amount into my account. However, I saw on a large screen that the new balance in my account said, “6 million”.
I thought surely this was a mistake and I brushed it off. Suddenly a banker came out to the lobby with my deposit slip and said, Thank you ma’am, your deposit has been made.”
Then he continued with a burst of excitement, “Is there anything else I can do for you, NOW THAT YOU HAVE 6 MILLION DOLLARS IN YOUR ACCOUNT?”
My heart dropped in the dream and I asked, “Huh?”
He congratulated me and began to explain with great excitement that I won the bank prize and 6 million dollars was transferred into my account. I fell to my knees and laid prostrate on the floor of the bank as I wept bitterly with sincere thanksgiving to the Lord. I was so overwhelmed by His glory that I could barely move. I wasn’t impressed with the fact that I was now a millionaire, but I was in awe of the Lord’s goodness and faithfulness to entrust little ol’ me with the riches of His kingdom.
I remembered thinking as I wept, “Lord, you helped me to be faithful with little and now you can trust me with much. I can’t believe how fast you multiplied the crumbs I had and gave provision for my family.” Just as I tried to move to call my husband, my phone alarm went off and I woke up.
This dream hit home with me personally because I have recently been praying about investing in a few things to position my family for what is to come.
I believe the bank staying open late, way past business hours, indicates the banking system has currently been open later than expected because the Lord has given us extra time.
It was dark outside, which indicates the spiritual nature of the season we are in and the lateness of the hour.
I waited longer than expected to meet with the bank associate, but I was awarded this large sum of money because of my patience. It felt like timing was important in this dream because it reminded me of someone winning the “1,000th customer of the year” prize or something. If I came too soon or too late, I would not have won, but the Lord orchestrated the timing to be just right so I would benefit and obtain the prize.
Even though I only deposited (sowed) a small amount, I reaped a large harvest. I believe this principle is true for all those who vow to be faithful to His kingdom purposes in the earth. Whatever this “investment” may look like; I believe the Lord will offer a high return and transfer resources from the elite hand of man (the number “6”… million), into the hands of those who are trustworthy, faithful and obedient.