I had a sweet conversation with someone who shared that she had realized that all these years she’d been reading the Bible in a literal sense only and missing some of its meaning and richness. She said she has begun to recognize that there is spiritual vision and spiritual hearing and spiritual understanding that goes above and beyond reading words at face value. With tears in her eyes she said, “I think I have begun to receive spiritual eyes and ears! And reading the Bible is becoming so much more personal.” We talked about Paul’s experience after his Damascus Rd. encounter. We talked about Jesus’ repeated instruction:
“Let those with ears to hear, hear……those with eyes to see, see.” God gives us 5 physical senses that work quite well in the physical realm, but to begin to make sense of the spiritual realm in which we also live, we have to have our spiritual senses awakened by the presence of the Holy Spirit. It is wonderful when one begins to know and welcome that God-empowered new way of experiencing life.
“But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.” — Hebrews 5:14