A Divine Dialogue is taking place in each of our lives, with a subtlety that makes it easy to miss. Like wind imprinting the surface of water, God’s Spirit moves upon our thoughts. A breeze stirs, the impression is made, but its inward familiarity often keeps us from recognizing that God has moved upon us.
It takes a giant step on our part to become mindful of the difference between our own thoughts and His impressions. But the moment we begin to recognize and respond to His inward initiatives, we will have begun to experience one of the most powerful mysteries of human experience—our ability to collaborate with God. It requires us to believe that such a thing is possible and then to yield to it.
For years I led a Bible study, to which I welcomed anyone who wanted to deepen their relationship with God, by giving Scripture the chance to teach them what they had no other way of knowing. Many came with little sense of ever having experienced God’s leading in their lives. Many were not yet believers, but something was stirring within. They were curious. Week by week they came because they wanted God to become real to them.
These seekers were exposed to mounting evidence of God’s activity in human lives from those of us brimming with stories of God’s leading and speaking—surpassing the chance of coincidence. Gradually, they began to make the match between what they saw in Scripture and what they were experiencing in real life
As they made this connection, some began to believe. And as they began to believe, they began to want to understand what God was saying and doing in their own circumstances. Those, who wanted this badly enough, determined they would settle for nothing less. That is when it happened. Those broke through to the undeniable and incredible experience of realizing God’s personal activity and ongoing dialogue in their lives.
Decades have passed. I put aside teaching, which I loved, to deepen the rigor of my own study. I had to be taught the principles and dynamics that determine whether or not we are going to understand what God is saying to us. I had to be taken down a long hard road where I experienced road-blocks against which I felt powerlessness , in order to learn how to receive His power into those circumstances. I had to endure the buffeting that mocked my attempts to fulfill the dreams God had given me, in order to learn how we fulfill our destiny.
Now it is time for me to teach again. The door opens wide, and I welcome you, no matter where you are on your spiritual journey. Come; perhaps you will make those connections between what the eternal Word of God teaches and what the only true God, your Redeemer, in real time is teaching you.
I write to persuade to this end: that you might experience the dawning of His light upon you, as you realize what God is speaking in you.
Jesus said, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man is there among you who, when his son asks for a loaf, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!” — Matt 7:7-11, NASU
How much more will your Father who is in heaven give the good gift of this dawning to those who ask Him?
This dawning lies on the other side of that door to which your asking, seeking, and knocking will bring you.
Welcome to the journey that is a sublime delicious collaboration to which He calls us—which He wants fiercely, but which He will not force.
Welcome to the Divine Dialogue,
which is meant to spill out as living water in your life:
a fount of relationship with The One who is seeking you.