Psalm 119:125 – Give discernment to me, your servant; then I will understand your laws. (NLT)
Five senses are great, but it's wonderful when the sixth works as well. I enjoy all of my senses. Recently, my eye doctor told me that I was a candidate for glaucoma. Fortunately, the cornea specialist said that it wasn't as bad as it initially appeared. With a regimen of daily drops, I can see fine, and the nerve damage has been limited. I also enjoy tasting almost anything, and an abundance of it. Hearing is also pleasurable. Listening to the birds sing as the first rays of light appear is exhilarating. Smell is pleasant, too. It's perhaps the most powerful sense and can resurrect memories that we thought were long buried. And of course, it's nice to actually be able to feel what I touch. This, along with smell, clues me in to important matters — such as when my dog needs a bath.
With my five senses, I discern colours, distance, pleasant aromas, faint noises, and a warm, fuzzy blanket. But what about the first impression about someone that I've just been introduced to? I get a feeling that I can't explain. Or I'm in an area, and suddenly, I get an inexplicable sense of dread. Everything appears safe, but all I can think about is getting away. Perhaps it's the 30-year mortgage that I'm thinking of assuming, and I get a feeling inside telling me not to sign the papers even though the interest rate is low and the house is just what I've always wanted.
I attribute my sixth sense to God. It's the sense scientists can't identify, because the workings of this sense aren't repeatable. I know that I have it, but I can't prove it to anyone other than by giving them my word. When I program my mind with God's Word, I can trust these unexplainable warnings. I can also proceed with confidence in directions that appear senseless to me and others. All that God requires of us to receive this sense is a faith relationship with His Son. Having it means that I can live every day with confidence. My sixth sense will be my trusted guide.
Do you have a sixth sense guiding you in the right direction and to the best decisions?
Prayer: Father, thank You for giving us the spiritual sense that's beyond our physical senses. Amen.
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