How to dream about god
The Dream of God: A Call to Return by Verna J. Dozier-The Dream of God is a small masterpiece. . . . Her vision of the Bible is insightful and persuasive, her writing accessible and powerful.- -- Marcus Borg
-This contemporary prophet has touched lives and transformed hearts through her books and talks. Many centuries before Verna Dozier, there was Amos, from the country, speaking out in the market square against the corrupt practices of merchants who sell the righteous for silver and the needy for a pair of shoes. In this century we have Dozier, a black female, spreading Gods word in the nations capital, across the country, and outside its borders.- -- Washington Diocese
Again and again the Christian church has fallen away from the dream God has for it, a dream in which we are called to follow Jesus and not merely to worship him. Through adept storytelling and Bible study, Dozier reawakens our sense of calling and our desire for truth.
John Thomas - How does one know if a dream is from God?
Question of the Day
It is one thing to dream, but it is an entirely different thing to see your dream become a reality. Children have a way of dreaming big, and even in their daydreaming, they can create a world where they can be anyone they want to be. I remember as a child I had the wildest imaginations; I think it was because I did not have the best childhood so these imaginations would take me into a world where I was in control, in charge and safe. I dreamt of being a beauty queen, and in my dreams, I would always win, but as I grew up the realities of life stifled the chance of winning at anything. I know many of you can relate to my story because God created us with an imagination so he can give us the blueprint of our lives. The enemy of our soul knows that God will write his plans in our imagination, so he works tirelessly to ensure that we stop dreaming and believing God for a good future. He brings pressures, disappointments and even potential failures to deter us from the beautiful future God has planned for us.
It is a bottom-up, grass roots movement. God came as a Palestinian peasant named Jesus because God knows the way to change the world is from the inside out — one person, one heart at a time. The stories Jesus told, the people he healed, and the things he did were all about the Dream of God. Jesus shows us that God cares deeply about the pains and struggles of this world and that the least of us is greatly loved and valued by God. God wants to heal our hurts and anxieties, our selfishness and our greed so that we can be free to be who we were meant to be, joining God in healing the world around us.
You wake up drowsy eyed, wander into the kitchen and sit down with a cup of coffee. Slowly the images return, flashing through your mind in fleeting sequence. Strangely coherent, they seem to shed light on your thoughts from the day before. We know that everybody dreams — usually for hours every night. Most of the dreams we have are natural dreams — they are the activity of our unconscious minds while we are asleep.
For many years the eyes of Abraham were on the circumstances that brought frustration to his life. However, God moved him to see beyond the limits of his physical eyes. When Abraham believed God, his spiritual eyes were opened to see what God wanted to do in his life. You should understand that dreams are not born when you have an abundance. Dreams are born when you are in the midst of scarcity, pain, loneliness, and it seems impossible to achieve anything. Maybe God said you would be prosperous, but presently all you have is debt? Perhaps the Lord said you would have a ministry of multitudes but presently you only have one cell group?