Chrishawk. I've had dreams and visions for some time and I would agree with what you have said, yet I also know the benefits I have gained from digging, as God would use that. My brother is more a wait-er in regards to these things, while I'm a digger.
I know these things cannot be forced, and more can be revealed with time, yet I like to prayerfull dig and God has used that, but if nothing comes I put it aside for a time. And sometimes, yes, it just comes.
Just want to be clear that I am not looking to interpret via intellect or Greek symbolism. Although, I do believe with understanding some of these things, God can use it to reveal what He wants to reveal to me.
Like if I dream of a certain type of dog or large cat, I can gain understanding from a research on wikipedia.
I'm detailed and I find that the details the Lord gives me in dreams and visions can contain some wonderful insights, yet I also know that I can lose the main message if I just focus on the details. Details, I feel, need to be seen within the larger picture.
Thank you. My brother has said similar things to me. He also has dreams and visions, and, as I said, he is more of a wait-er. I'm more of a digger. Sometimes I wish he would dig more as I feel he would probably get more if he dug more (or at least more sooner), as I feel he feels I would benefit more from waiting more. I don't doubt we are each right to some extent. I have seen value in what he has shared and have heeded when felt was needed, but I also continue to dig because it has benefitted me much too.
And again, if nothing comes, it is time to give it a rest as these things cannot be forced.