Monday, January 16, 2017

Engaging the Senses

You may have noticed a theme in the last 5 posts in that they all focused on the senses - seeing, hearing, touching, smelling and tasting. Our senses help us to learn about the world we live in; they also help us experience God. Can you imagine your life without any senses?

But in order to fully experience all that God has to offer, you will have to start with a simple act of faith. You will have to recognize your need for a God who can save you due to your shortcomings. This act of faith is believing in God and asking Him to be Lord of your Life. You don't have to work for it, don't have to go to church, you don't even have to read the Bible nor say a special prayer. You simply have to believe. 

Once you've made this decision by making this leap of faith, you can begin to experience life differently.
Your vision can be calibrated by the Master optometrist so that you are walking in your purpose.
As you learn to pray, you will also learn to listen in pray; to really hear and get to know the One you have committed your life to.
In the same way that you reached out and touched Him, He will touch you and minister to you.
Your desire to live in a way pleasing to Him will be a sweet smell to his nostrils.
Cumulatively, you will taste and experience the goodness of the Lord in spite of your circumstances - because you have a resource, a Comforter who is always with you.

In our physical bodies when one sense is missing or not used often enough the others become heightened. So as an example, a blind person can hear really well. The same may happen in our spiritual walk - we may go through things in life - we lose our vision or our sense of purpose but in our prayer time and quiet time, because we are seeking, we are more attuned to what the Lord is saying. The senses are independent yet interdependent in the physical and the spiritual.

God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. Ephesians 2:8-9 [NLT]

It is my hope that you are able to experience all that life has to offer by first taking a step of faith by believing in Christ and then engaging your senses to experience God in everything you do.

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1 comment:

  1. This is a good point. Jesus can certainly come to you this way. He can do many wonderful things to show you he is there. The more you pay attention often the more you will notice His presence.


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