The LDS Daily WOOL© Archive - Dreams

"Now, the Lord has many ways in which he communicates with us. Frequently, as has been the case in every age, truths, principles, warnings, etc., are communicated to the children of men by means of dreams and visions. There is a great vision recorded in the book of Doctrine and Covenants. When Sidney Rigdon and Joseph Smith saw the visions of heaven they were commanded to write while in the vision. The Lord was in that. It is a communication to man. But we have had a great many dreams-I have had in my life and I suppose you have more or less-which amount to nothing." — "The Discourses of Wilford Woodruff," p. 283

"One of our prophets said, speaking of dreams, and this was Parley P. Pratt, who wrote in one of his great writings: 'Sometimes when your physical senses are asleep, your spiritual senses may be very much awake and then there might be woven into the fabric of your spiritual senses a message from one who may draw close to you and weave into your mind a dream that has meaning-it may be a warning, it may be a comfort, it may be a direction to do something.' Not all dreams are like that. But through all the pages of scripture, dreams have had a very important bearing on the things that the leaders of the Church have received. That is one of the ways the Lord communicates, and that is one of the ways He will communicate with you." — "The Teachings of Harold B. Lee," p. 414

"Some revelations come by dreams. Most of our dreams are flighty and have no meaning, but the Lord does use dreams for enlightening his people.... Nebuchadnezzar had a dream. (See Daniel 2.) It was a powerful one which he forgot, but Daniel came along and recalled to the king his dream and gave the interpretation. The Lord made it known to Daniel for a specific reason." — "The Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball," p. 455

"Revelation is communication from God to man. It can occur in many different ways. Some prophets, like Moses and Joseph Smith, have talked with God face to face. Some persons have had personal communication with angels. Other revelations have come, as Elder James E. Talmage described it, 'through the dreams of sleep or in waking visions of the mind' (James E. Talmage, Articles of Faith, p. 229)." — Dallin H. Oaks, "Revelation," "New Era," Sept. 1982, p. 38

"Well, our frustrations and disappointments may be just pinpricks in the eternal scheme of things, but since they do not seem that way to us, they do not seem that way to the Lord. Quit thinking that tomorrow your problems will go away and life will begin in earnest. The Lord is waiting to help you cope today if you will lay your human-size needs at his divine feet. Pray in specifics about the problems, little or big, that impede your progress and dull your best dreams. Knock, seek, and you shall find the answer to your prayers. That I promise you because you really are his child. He will give you the comfort and the counsel that you need, the courage to lift up your head and face your todays with faith and hope." — Paul H. Dunn, "Because I Have a Father," "Ensign," May 1979, p. 9

"Some parents unwisely place their own personal hopes and dreams on the achievements of their children. While parents properly rejoice in the successes of their children, too much emphasis on parental expectations may place undue pressure and stress on their children. Clashes between parents and children can be severe when parents fail to understand and respect their children's desires and aspirations that differ from their own." — John K. Carmack, "When Our Children Go Astray," "Ensign," Feb. 1997, p. 12

"God, as our Heavenly Father and the Perfect Steward, is ready and waiting to guide us, as believers. When we trust Him enough to hear the quiet whisperings of our own hearts and minds (to believe in the dreams and aspirations that are uniquely ours), we begin to realize the unlimited possibilities that are ours to behold. We believe to see, and we no longer need to see that we might believe." - Lloyd D. Newell, "The Divine Connection: Understanding Your Inherent Worth," p.66

“Now there's one more way by which revelations may come, and that is by dreams. Oh, I'm not going to tell you that every dream you have is a direct revelation from the Lord.  But I fear that in this age of sophistication there are those of us who are prone to rule out all dreams as of no purpose, and of no moment. And yet all through the scriptures there were recorded incidents where the Lord, by dreams, has directed His people.” – “Teachings Of Presidents Of The Church: Harold B. Lee,” p. 47

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