Saturday, November 21, 2015

Using Your Sixth Sense - Martin Wiles

Give discernment to me, your servant; then I will understand your laws. Psalm 119:125 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 I was a candidate for glaucoma. Fortunately, the cornea specialist said 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 and can resurrect memories 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 colors, 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 I can’t explain. Or I’m in an area and suddenly get an unexplainable sense of dread. Everything appears safe, but all I can think about is getting away. 

Perhaps it’s the 30 year mortgage I’m thinking of assuming. 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 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 God requires to receive this sense is a faith relationship with his Son. Having it means 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.

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