Does God speak to us?   Leave a comment

Quite recently I received a copy of Morton Kelsey’s book “Dreams a way to listen to God”. The friend who introduced me to the Christian use of dreams was clearing his library out and passed this book onto me. Reading it has been a remarkable journey of understanding better my own position with regard to how God speaks to us.

My discomfot had come from a division between two understandings of God. One was the deeply profound descriptions of God as the Ground of all Being. The other was the felt experience of a God who has been actively transforming me inwardly and in my behaviour since then whenever I have co-operated with this God.

Kelsey’s book helped me see that what has moved me and kept me going as a Christian has been this deep belief that God speaks to us, interacts with us and has a stance towards us which is frequently described as Love. God loves us and acts towards us in the wonderful metaphor Jesus gave us of a deeply loving parent.

Juan Carlos illustrated this best as when you might know a lot about a certain member of the opposite sex compared to what you know of her/him when you have fallen in love with them.

The shift that is coming over me is in this area. I no longer want to focus on the relatively easy task of describing and talking about God. Instead I want to get much better at inviting people to consider where this loving God wants to touch your life and my life personally. I want to talk about a God who transforms me and and others as well as the situations we find ourselves in.

One way God speaks to us is through our dreams. Their are dozens of passages in the bible describing God doing this. It is not God who has stopped speaking in outr dreams it is that we have forgotten how to listen.


Posted October 13, 2011 by Kevinstardust in Uncategorized

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