“The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.”
1 Corinthians 2:14 NIV
“Now a natural man does not accept the things of the Ruach Elohim, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.”
1 Corinthians 2:14 TLV
No matter what your days look like you should be grateful for each day that you are blessed to breathe and be loved by others—whether it’s 20 people or just one. If for some reason you can’t seem to see the love received then you need to pray on it because it’s there.
Years ago I attended a church service where a minister shared her sermon on the reality of miracles and the big question of, “Where is God?” that millions of nonbelievers and conditional believers ask frequently. She spoke about the miracles in life both large and small, the amazement of God’s power to create from nothingness and void a galaxy, with actual planets that house life forms and ecosystems.
In the Greater Context chapter of my book Seek Him: Workbook 2 [the companion to Seek Him, Volume 2] I shared a section on things evolutionists can’t explain. Check it out when you have a moment.
How can you doubt that there’s a God when you consider the process of life?
It’s because people question why God would allow both death and destruction in the presence of life, regardless of age. But one beautiful thing this minister said was that she never wants to be smart enough to truly understand all there is to know about God. She knows that there’s a reason for everything, but she doesn’t feel inclined to attempt to figure it out, because she knows that as it is written in the Bible—she will never know the ins and outs of God. She said that if she knew it all then there would be no reason to live, no reason for hope, and definitely no reason for faith.
If you can’t see and feel God’s love and presence then you aren’t truly living, you are merely existing. Who wants a life like that?
Many of us struggle in life because we’re unaware that most things require a spiritual lens to discern and reason, and we keep trying to approach things in the natural.
We all say we have five senses but those who know are also aware of our sixth sense, which I believe is the first sense given to us and the one we truly can’t “lose”. It forms as our spiritual connection that we default-recognize as our intuition or gut instinct. I believe it helps to root us to our foundation as spiritual beings. It serves as our seeing, hearing, feeling, and discerning on a spiritual level. When our senses of the flesh fail us, our leading sense guides us. It’s our direct channel to God.
Now, imagine life not embracing and developing this “sixth sense”—what are you missing, not learning or experiencing? What aren’t you hearing God say to you? What lessons do you keep repeating because you aren’t tuned in to His channel? I hope that you tune in to this gift in a healthy way, so you can see one more level of connection to God. It’s more than instinct, intuition, or a gut feeling—that’s God working in and through us. Reach out, connect, and stay connected!
May you have a healthy, safe, peaceful, happy, joyful and prosperous New Year. God willing we will all connect on Monday, and continue our Breaking Bread walk in 2022, together, as followers of Christ. I pray God uses me to expose more people to His loving Light through my Breaking Bread blog, my books, and the other ways that I try to connect with my fellow brothers and sisters worldwide. I love you all!
Father, I thank You for this day and each day that I can live this human experience spending each moment learning to be a better servant, exploring and expanding my spiritual capabilities so that I’m best prepared for my days in Your Heavenly Kingdom.
Father, this is the last day of 2021. I pray that we savor the gift of today, being present in our awareness of what it has to offer. Tomorrow we enter a new day and new year. Please guide us as we face fear, ignorance, hate, shame, apathy, and human error. Help us to see how close we really are to You so that the reassurance comforts and strengthens us. Humbly I pray this in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
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