Use The Sixth Sense

Tuesday, April 18, 2023
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Psalm 119:125 – Give discernment to me, your servant; then I will understand your laws. (NLT)

The five senses are great, but it's beautiful when we use the sixth sense.

I enjoy all of my senses. I remember when 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 eating 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 and can resurrect memories that we thought were long buried. And, of course, it's nice 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 I've just been introduced to? I get a feeling that I can't explain. Or, I'm in an area and suddenly get an unexplainable sense of dread. Everything appears safe, but all that I can think about is getting away. Perhaps, it's the thirty-year mortgage that I'm considering assuming. A feeling inside is 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 that 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 we program our minds with God's Word, we can trust these unexplainable warnings. We can also proceed with confidence in directions that appear senseless to others. All that God requires for us to receive this sense is a faith relationship with His Son. Having it means that we can live every day with confidence. Our sixth sense can be our trusted guide.

Do you have that sixth sense guiding you in the right direction and to the best decisions?

Prayer: Father, thank You for giving us the spiritual sense that is beyond our physical senses. Amen.

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  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    Amen Martin.

    Great devotional.

    Thank you, Martin. Wise advice.

    Beautiful and true Martin. Blessings.

    Hi Martin,
    Thank-you for your devotional today.

    Martin, your sentence about “programming our mind with God’s word” is a good one. God’s word is so powerful. Thank you for continuing to share such good thoughts.

    Thanks, Martin, for another of your very interesting and mindful devotionals. We really need to heed that “sixth sense” and know the Lord id directing us in a most positive way. Blessings for these writings you deliver.

    Hello Martin
    Thank you for this and it is so true! God is so faithful, and I would be lost if not for Him and thankful for the sixth sense and the others that He gives me.
    God bless.

    Oh yes, Martin! For sure God’s still small voice speaks to us often. Oh that we would always hear and obey! BTW, what you are describing has sometimes been called “woman’s intuition”, no offense intended.

    Good morning, Martin,
    I appreciate that you are always willing to share openly about your faith and understanding of how God is there for you, and you depend on God in your life. This is a wonderful way of looking at how God helps us to make good decisions and we know that we can rely on His help. At times it is not clear, and we need to listen closely and have to ask for understanding.
    Sometimes I take for granted my five senses and really forget to remember how wonderful it is that we have been given them. I try to start my day with gratitude and when I am not seeing clearly, I remember to be grateful that I can see. Being grateful for these senses, hopefully will become part of my gratitude each and every day. When you cannot taste, food is definitely not as enjoyable. I know that because when I am sick sometimes, my taste and smell is not there and eating becomes mechanical and not enjoyable.
    Thank you for sharing and may you have a blessed day.

    Recently, in a violent windstorm, our 100-year-old white pine (tallest of the pines) came down. It stood at the front corner of our house and came down along the front, just missing the porch.
    I had just sat down with my coffee in the enclosed sunporch, second floor, when I was urged to go back downstairs (and take the little dog with you). I heard a thump but had no idea this massive tree had come down. A large branch actually hit where I had been sitting, dislodging books on the shelf but very little damage was done overall.
    An older gentleman came by Sunday afternoon. He said the Major at his church had spoken about miracles that morning. This gentleman had been in the tree business for 50+ years and had never witnessed such a close call. We agreed that we had been blessed. It surely looked like the tree had been set down in the safest, best place.
    God is good.
    God is love.
    God is with us all the time.

    The Holy Spirit is our sixth sense – our guide and protector.

    Thank you for all of your wonderful devotionals.

    Thanks Martin,
    “I attribute my sixth sense to God. It’s the sense that 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.”
    … another XTN mystery. Jesus to Nicodemus: “The wind bloweth where it listeth…”

    Great message Martin.
    I believe I have that sense.
    Two years ago I had a hankering for a cool retirement car. I found an older Mustang GT convertible with low mileage. While I was quite interested, I prayed to the Lord for the wisdom to know whether this purchase was just a passing whim.
    It was beyond immaculate, and an incredible price. It has always been stored from Fall till Spring (which I have continued to do). With the amount of snow we get here, it would be unwise and unsafe to drive a toy car in the winter.
    My wife and I are retired. The Lord certainly made it clear that he gave us his blessing to buy the car. Every step of the way in the process everything went well.
    From the day we got it we have had pure pleasure with it. It gets us out of the house, and we enjoy cruising the highways and marveling at God’s creation.
    I truly believe God enabled this purchase. I have lived similar situations over the past 50 years. God is always by my side.
    (QC, CANADA)

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