SID: Laura, since you’ve been researching dreams, I’m sure many people have asked you questions. Tell me two of the questions most people ask you.
LAURA: Well I think the number one question I get asked is, why don’t I ever dream? And my answer to that it is scientifically proven, I’ve researched it, you have between four and six dream REM cycles, rapid eye movement cycles, each night, and then you have in those, each of those, between four and six dreams. So you’re having, scientifically proven, between 16 and 36 dreams each and every night. So if you live to be 75 years old, that’s almost a million dreams.
SID: Wait a second. If you’re having a million dreams—
SID: How come someone can say, I never dream?
LAURA: It’s because they’re not remembering their dreams. So there are things that you can do. There’s nutritional issues that need to be addressed. And I often have people ask me, well can’t God override all of that. Do I really have to nourish my body, my brain and make sure that I’m able to have better recall? And my answer is, absolutely, God can override anything. But see, the issue isn’t just that God wants to communicate with you during times of conflict. He wants to be able to reach you any time, and ultimately He wants you to sleep. So that is the question I get asked the most, why am I not dreaming? But I would say the number two question I get asked is, why do I only dream pizza dreams? Why can’t I just have—
SID: I can picture that. That’s probably, I have an idea you’re asking, how come I just have pizza dreams. Just talk to me literally. I’ve said that so many times, Laura. You convinced me earlier in the show, without faith, you can’t please God. And you know the thing that’s so overwhelming to me, Laura, is that once you started moving in faith on your dreams, you started hearing God better.
LAURA: Oh, it’s like it doesn’t take grandiose faith either. It’s child-like faith. And so—
SID: So what happens to people that say, not only I don’t dream, but I don’t hear God.
SID: What would you say, what’s the reason?
LAURA: Well there are many reasons for that static. It’s as if we’re on a different radio frequency with God.
LAURA: And I say there are many things that cause us to get off the right channel. We have to get back on the right channel. And then that static, it clouds our hearing, if I can say it that way. And so I teach about that static and the things that prevent us from hearing God. And just really quickly, they are sin. That’s a biggie. That would be the “S,” because sins dis-fellowships us from God. Time, our busy schedules, A, ambivalence. We’re not sure. Was that God? I’m not certain. And you waiver, and you never think anything. You know, you pray to hear him and you can’t take yes for an answer. The other “T” would be trials. Sometimes we sit with God with our grocery list. When we’re finally still, we just run down our list of everything that we need and they eclipse our entire visit with Him. “I” is illiteracy. We have an illiterate church who does not know how to read the Word of God, and how can you stand on the promises unless you know what they are? And then “C”, the competing voices. Now this is, I always say, there are least five voices in your head at any given time. There’s your flesh voice, there’s your reasoning voice, you know, that tries to reason its way out of everything. There’s your conscience, which we’re all born with, knowing right or wrong. There’s Satan’s voice and then there’s God’s voice.
SID: How do you know the difference with all these voices?
LAURA: Well you know, scripturally, you can look at each of those and you can see how that they compete with one another. The one that people get tripped up over the most is not my voice or my flesh. You kind of know when your flesh is leading you somewhere, but it’s Satan’s voice and God’s voice, and those are the two polar opposites. And so what I tell people is, pray over your hearing. Tell the enemy he is not allowed to minister to you. And what you will find is, you will find that diminishing, your ability to hear him diminishing, and your faith to hear God increasing, and getting the Word. Because Romans 10:17 says, “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.” So if you hear you’re going to have faith.
SID: You know, our time is slipping away. I need you to pray those supernatural—how would you like to have Laura against insomnia, pray for you to recall your dreams, pray for you to understand your dreams? She has a gift from God to do this. Would you pray right now?
LAURA: Oh I would love to. I’d love to. Father, I just pray in the powerful name of Jesus that you would touch every listener within the sound of my voice right now. Father, that you would bless their sleep, that you would make it sweet, that where they have laid down in the past and their minds have been troubled, that the Prince of Peace would rule there and reign there, and that they would find sleep and stay asleep. All insomnia, all sleep apneas, we come against those in the name of Jesus. His name is powerful. And so we come against those and we ask you, God, for you to release sleep, sweet slumber, over your children and over those who are watching. There are some who are watching and you’ve not been able to sleep, and you don’t know God, you don’t know the Prince of Peace. And if you’ll ask him into your heart right now and just say, come on in, fill me, take all of my sin, take every spirit I’m troubled with and replace them with one spirit. I trade them for one spirit, the Holy Spirit. And as he comes in, you’re going to notice, you’re going to notice the difference in your sleep. You’re going to notice the difference in your dreaming.
SID: Our time has slipped away. He gives us beloved sleep.
LAURA: Yes He does.