As humans, don’t we tend to live and view life focusing on things that relate to our five senses in a humanly way?
The way we perceive life through our senses affects and influences the way we see God working.
Have you ever thought that God callS us to see Him working using our “spiritual” senses?
SIGHT…..What we can physically SEE with our eyes is what is usually our reality.
Maybe God is calling us to develop spiritual eyes to see how He is constantly working in our lives even if we do not physically see Him.
Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” –John 20:29 (NIV)
SOUND….The things we can audibly HEAR with our ears from so many others is what we believe.
Maybe God is calling us to develop spiritual ears to hear His voice only; the only voice that matters.
“My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me.” –John 10:27 (NIV)
TASTE…The food we actually TASTE is what we seek more of.
Maybe God is calling us to develop spiritual food to seek more of Him…to taste how good He truly is.
Taste and see that the LORD is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him! –Psalm 34:8 (NLT)
TOUCH…..With the sense of touch we can FEEL a gamut of emotions from anger to happiness.
Maybe God is calling us to develop a spiritual sense of His touch, with His compassion, in our lives.
Moved with compassion, Jesus reached out and touched him. “I am willing,” he said. “Be healed!” –Mark 1:41 (NLT)
SMELL….The aromas we can SMELL can influence our moods.
Maybe God is calling us to develop a spiritual fragrance that is pleasing to Him.
For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. –2 Corinthians 2:15 (NIV)
Using our five senses, whether more in the human way or spiritual way, definitely influences our feelings and emotions. These feelings often factor into the way we are “feeling” about our relationship with God, right?
If we tend to be using our human senses, we might have more feelings of sadness, anger, loneliness rather than if we are using our spiritual senses, we might experience more happiness and joy which isn’t so dependent on our circumstances.
It is important to develop our spiritual senses because……
God is a Supernatural God at work!
Definition of supernatural
1: of or relating to an order of existence beyond the visible observable universe; especially :of or relating to God or a god, demigod, spirit, or devil
2a : departing from what is usual or normal especially so as to appear to transcend the laws of nature
b : attributed to an invisible agent (such as a ghost or spirit)
God is a Supernatural God at work!
God works “beyond the visible observable universe….transcending the laws of nature.”
Consider these examples of God at work supernaturally.
(I will reference the event and particular Bible verses so you can check them out in more detail if you wish.)
The opening passages of Scriptures when God says, “Let there be light!” –Genesis 1:3
Consider the way in which Jesus was conceived…not through human means but via the Holy Spirit! Supernaturally indeed! –Matthew 1:18-12
Jesus feeding the 5,000 with the two loaves and fishes that a boy provided. –John 6:1-15
The woman with the issue of bleeding for 12 years suddenly touching Jesus’ cloak and is immediately healed. –Luke 8:43-48
When Simon, James, and John were fishing all night and did not catch any fish, Jesus comes along and says to put their nets down again. They ended up filling two boats full of fish! –Luke 5:1-11
Jesus and even Peter, for a few moments, walking on the water. –Matthew 14:22-36
Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead after being dead for four days. –John 11:38-44
Jesus physically dying then being resurrected. –Luke 24:1-12
Since God says, ” I, the LORD, do not change….” –Malachi 3:6 (NIV),
God still works today supernaturally!
You ask, “In what ways?”
…That time you received a text from someone saying they were praying for you when in retrospect you realize it was at the moment you needed it the most.
..That time you just “happened” to bump into an old friend who ended up needing your friendship which blessed them.
…That time you met that person who ended up becoming a great, Christian mentor in your life.
…That time you saw that special sign that reminded you of a loved one.
…That time you received a note of encouragement just when you were about to give up.
…That time you were healed from cancer.
This week I encourage you to try exercising your spiritual senses and see the many ways God is supernaturally at work in your life!
Would you be kind enough to help me write the ending of these thoughts this week by commenting in the section below a time or two you recall God’s supernatural work in your life? I would love to hear! Thank you in advance. 🙂
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints. –Ephesians 1:18 (NIV)