Last night I had the most vivid dream. I was at a conference center in a beautiful
forest setting and all the pathways leading through the forest were carpeted.
As people were walking along these pathways, I found myself
kneeling down on all fours and running my hands through the deep pile texture
of the carpet. As I pushed my hands
through the carpet, gold nuggets were being caught on my fingertips. I looked foolish on my hands and knees as people
walked by me making their way to the conference. The more I pushed my hands through the carpet
the more gold I discovered. This
discovery was so profound I didn’t care what I looked like or what people
thought of me.
This morning, after having the dream, I arose and read a prophetic
word describing a new gold rush in California. These new discoveries were possible
due to a prolonged drought in the state. The lowered water levels were exposing
previously inaccessible locations where gold was now being discovered. A new
Mother Lode was being prophesied.
While there can be natural wealth that God will deposit in
His Church, I believe this dream was a call for something deeper than the
discovery of physical gold. The natural is always a shadow of something
spiritual God wants us to understand.
In my dream, I sense the gold represents the lives of those
who are ignored and under foot as we go about the business of life and
ministry. We can easily miss the treasure of the human lives that are
“under foot”. God wants us to discover these people as His treasures.
He is calling us to prospect our daily lives for those who are out of sight and
under foot. There is a treasure of spiritual gold in these lives that once discovered
and called out will transform the landscape of the Church and culture. This is
the kind of discovery that truly honors God.