Our Sixth Sense

…the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 1 Corinthians 1:18

He will listen to the prayers of the destitute. He will not reject their pleas. Psalm 102:17

Have you ever had the Holy Spirit of God confirm something for you that left no doubt as to what His will was for your life?

I have.

It is that sense that you know, that you know, that you know God has spoken and you can trust his word and promise. Mark Batterson’s prayer devotional, Draw the Circle, talks about the ability of the Spirit to speak truth and peace into our hearts this way:

There is an old adage: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In reality, everything is in the eye of the beholder. The emotions we experience don’t reflect our external reality; they reflect our internal reality. We don’t see the world as it is; we see the world as we are. That’s why prayer is so critical. It’s a way of seeing reality–and, more specifically, the reality that is beyond that reality we can perceive with our five senses.

Some things cannot be perceived with the five sense; they can only be conceived by the Holy Spirit. Some things cannot be deduced via deductive reasoning; they can only be imagined by the Holy Spirit. Some things cannot be learned by logic; they can only be revealed by the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit compensates for our sensory limits by enabling us to conceive of things we cannot perceive with our five senses. Think of it as a sixth sense.

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Lately, our Sunday school has been studying Paul’s letter to the church at Corinth. In that letter, the Apostle talks about the supremacy of God’s Spirit over human reasoning. It is his contention that if we want to know God’s will, we must know His Spirit.

I couldn’t agree more.

Today, if what you seek is your own will, you have all you need to find it. If, however, you want to know the mind of Almighty God and His plan for your life, you will need His Spirit. Prayer and acceptance bring Him near.

Don’t forget to make time for God today. It may turn your whole world upside down, but only in a good, God way!


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