How does God speak to us? Scripture, providential circumstances, through wise Christian friends, in prayer.
And one of the ways God speaks to us is through our minds and imaginations, consciousness and sub-consciousness.
One of my desires is to be a clear channel for God’s spirit, to let nothing hold me back.
So when I prayed a few days ago, I asked like the Psalmist David, “See if there be any wicked way in me, anything which might hold me back from experiencing your fullness.”
Anyone I have not forgiven.
And I slept and dreamt, and two people entered my dreams.
People I had not forgiven.
People it was very hard for me to forgive.
And what might prevent me stepping into the powerful waterfall of God’s goodness, grace, mercy, forgiveness, blessing, brilliance and power?
Stepping out of it, grabbing someone else by the throat, and demanding they repay me for what they owe me.
When God has wiped the slate clean of all I owe him and lavished on me on his waterfall of grace, mercy, blessing and forgiveness.
So okay, old enemies. I grab you by the throat and chuck you into the waterfall. May God bless you as he blesses me, forgive you as he forgives me, and deal with you as he deals with me.
Asking God to do anything but bless is asking him to go against his nature, because he is a God of mercy and compassion, slow to judgement, abounding in steadfast love.
17Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 18All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:19that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. 2 Cor 5:17