This is the fourth post in a series about Hearing from God. You can use these links to read part one two, and three here.
I'm continuing discussing various ways in which we hear from God. I've already covered through nature, through the Bible, in dreams, and through short term and long term experiential communication.
This next way is less like listening to what someone is saying to you than to learning a whole new language.
And it's not even really like that because a new language can be acquired through hard work and this, like grace, is a gift given by God...
For this post I'm calling it "spiritual eyes". And just like a baby has to learn to identify what they see as they grow, a lot of Christians have spiritual eyes but can't focus or process what their eyes are taking in...
And I am not trying to say that my eyesight is particularly good.
However, I can say it's better than it used to be!
If someone does not have spiritual sight trying to explain it to them would be explaining physical sight to someone blind from birth. They might theoretically be able to grasp what sight is, but that doesn't mean they have a real understanding of what it means to see.
However, if you are a Christian, God will open your eyes. But just as a baby has to learn to focus and identify objects, our sight spiritually becomes in tune the more we mature in our faith.
It also comes in the form of spiritual insights about people around us. It's like suddenly the lightbulb goes out and you just see the HUNGER for God in their life... but they don't see it. And it is so frustrating.
Or they are a brother or sister, and you show them the spiritual insight and the lightbulb goes off for them too, and that is sooo exciting!
It's seeing the way everything is woven together, seeing God's sovereignty in a world that seems senseless and haphazard to those without this way of seeing.
It's amazing and it's absolutely an essential part of listening to God.
Don't know what I'm talking about? Well if you're a Christian, just pray that God shows you. He will.
If you're not a Christian, then shoot me an email and we can talk about it.
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