Bill Johnson spoke about Dreaming with God and I thought I would just make a few notes about his presentation and how much it impacted me personally. We learned a few things that really twisted my mind – typical when Bill speaks. right? The message centered on God’s love for us and how He wants us to dream. Bill went on and spoke about how the Lord wants to unveil His purposes in the earth through the dreams and desires of His people. Psalm 115:16 “The highest heavens belong to the Lord, but the earth He has given to mankind”. I had not given it much thought before, but God loves in such a powerful way that He will actually make himself vulnerable to our desires. Bill spoke that “God disciplines us because He wants OUR will to be done”. At one point I turned to someone during Bill’s lesson and said “Who thinks like this” as he spoke about God’s desire to make Himself vulnerable to our desires. Bill’s point – God truly wants to see OUR will done.
Bill went through the scriptures in support of the premise and soon the group was at the point of realizing that God loves us more than we know and can comprehend. We have to keep our minds fixed on this so that we do not miss the important clues that Bill found through his study of the word. I realize that sometimes when I read the Bible it is all I am doing…reading. I need to prepare myself first before I start with a simple prayer – God please show me how much you love me as I read your Word today; unveil your love and your intentions for me so that I may better understand your Word and know how to respond to what you are teaching me!
Students – I highly recommend Bill’s book
- Dreaming With God: Co-laboring With God for Cultural Transformation
We will likely include it in next year’s Revivalist School reading list.