By Dan Woodworth
Do you have a dream that does not die? Does it keep being resurrected from the dead every time it is beaten to death and buried with every evil assault from hell? Deep dreams are always birthed and bathed in living love! They don’t die! They can’t die! Why?
Living love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful and endures through every circumstance! Living love never fails or falls! (1 Corinthians 13:7-8)
Every empowering deep dream requires patience and perseverance to be faithfully fulfilled!
When I was growing up through elementary, junior high, high school and half of my college experience I was completely confused. My deep dream was to discover where I came from and where I was going. I had no clue. I did not know who I was.
I saw my dad as a fifty-foot man and I felt like I was five inches tall. Our Living Loving Lord blessed him beyond belief! I felt like I could never measure up! The fear of rejection and fear of failure crushed my deep dream of being like my dad. I was filled with freezing fear all the time!
My deep dream was birthed on January 1, 1972, when I was a junior at the University of Idaho. My sister, Taki, asked me to go to a Campus Crusade for Christ Conference in Vancouver, BC. Our Living Lord opened my eyes and for the first time in my life I experienced the deep dream of becoming all I was created to be and I knew it would come true! I dreamed of empowering and encouraging others to become all they were created to be! I dreamed of going into spiritually dark places all over the world and bringing the light of Christ to precious and priceless people! Instead of trying to measure up, I treasured up in Him!
I did not know that I would marry My Most Beautiful Beloved Bride, Inspiring Irene, on September 1, 1979 or receive my Master of Divinity degree on June 3, 1979 or my Doctor of Ministry degree on June 14, 2009. I did not know that we would plant and pastor three churches. I did not know if we would plant a fourth church until the last few months.
Many people had doubt and fear that I would have any part of my deep dream fulfilled. My high school counselor told me that I was not smart enough to go to college. Many friends told me I could function as an associate pastor, but never as a lead pastor because I was not gifted enough. My deep dream of functioning as a Lead Pastor was rooted deep in my heart by the Dream Designer!
My deep dream has been assaulted by the diabolical dasher of deep dreams, freezing fear! Fear speaks to all of us the same way. He says, “You can’t have your deep dream come true. You’re not smart enough. You’re not strong enough. You’re not rich enough.” He creates doubt and fear to destroy our deep dreams.
Our spiritual enemy has amnesia. He can’t remember the power of the astonishing amazing crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ! When Jesus died on the cross, the power of every evil spirit was destroyed. Listen to Living Words of Our Resurrected Christ in Colossians 2:15 in the Greek:
He stripped the authorities and powers of their authority and disgraced them in public by triumphing over them in Christ!
The only authority they have is by deception or our disobedience to Christ! Doubt and fear are his diabolical tools of deception!
When I discovered my deep dream on January 1, 1972, I had no idea how my deep dreams would be fulfilled! Our Living Lord has placed the last few pieces of the puzzle since we moved back to Boise and moved into our home on April 1, 2004.
Recently, on April 1, 2019, we celebrated fifteen years living in our healing home! Our Sensational Spectacular Son, Conquering Compassionate Chris, has lived here with us in our home to experience how a Healing Husband and Beautiful Bride were created to Be! We adopted him on January 24, 2007 when he was twenty nine years old! Before our healing home experience, we moved twenty six times in the first twenty five years of our marriage!
I have experienced three near death situations and three literal resurrections since we moved into our home. My Most Beautiful Beloved Bride, Inspiring Irene, has experienced a literal resurrection once. We have experienced two very close foreclosure adventures. Again, literal resurrections from the dead!
The deep dream of living in our healing home has been assaulted by hell! Deep Dreams Don’t Die!
My deep dream of forty seven years did not and could not die! We have been through the religious system of noise, nickels and numbers that almost destroyed us. Our experiences have been empowering living lessons to prepare us for our fourth and final church plant!
The last pieces of the puzzle were perfectly placed through birthing and building our Victorious Voices Toastmaster Club in the Snake River Correctional Institution in Ontario, Ore. on August 1, 2016. March 31 was our last meeting with our Transforming Team of Inspiring Inmates! Fellow Toastmaster, Daring Dynamic Dan Gieg, is taking over the leadership.
On April 21, 2019, Easter Sunday, our deep dream of planting our fourth church happened in our healing home! Our Deep Dream is a mighty miracle! Since our third church that we planted in 1996, my Sweetheart kept telling me that she never wanted to plant another church. Through our prison ministry experience her heart was healed beyond belief! The name of our new church is The Transforming Tribe!
During the weeks of late May and early June, miraculous healing and transformation that Our Living Lord is doing in us and through us with Our Living Leaders is astonishing and amazing Beyond Belief!
Our deep dream is to heal and train twelve leaders who will have twelve people in their teams and keep multiplying teams until we have about 24 teams and then hold a public church meeting! By His great grace we have a deep dream to multiply our healing teams, communities and churches in the largest city of every state in our noble nation and every nation in our wonderful world through organic, grassroots rich relationships! We Are His Healing Hands Transforming Our Wounded World!
I have had this deep dream for over forty seven years and it is was birthed in His Inspiring Healing Transforming Time!
Deep Dreams Don’t Die! Why? Because Every Empowering Deep Dream is Birthed and Bathed in His Healing Inspiring Living Love!
What is your deep dream? If you don’t know, just begin by asking and thanking Our Living Lord to birth and bathe in you the deep desire to become all you were created to Be!
If you have your deep dream, I want to encourage you that if He fulfilled it in me, He will faithfully fulfill it in You!
Living Love Never Gives Up, Never Loses Faith, Is Always Hopeful and Endures through Every Circumstance! Living Love Never Fails or Falls!
Through Faith, Patience and Perseverance You Will Inherit The Promise of Your Deep Dream Being Boldly, Faithfully Fulfilled!
Deep Dreams Don’t Die!
Dr. Dan Woodworth earned his Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree from the King’s University in Los Angeles in 2009. His passion is to encourage and empower people with the transforming power of hope and healing to become all they are created to be. He and his beautiful bride, Irene, have planted three churches. They are in the process of creating a cross/cultural, cross/generational healing community solving pressing problems in Boise and beyond. He may be reached at [email protected], or visit his website at www.danwoodworth.org.