Have you ever had one of those days when it seems like everything is fine but, for some reason, something is going on somewhere that you know isn’t right? I have this happen often (today in fact). Everything will seem fine, but inside my ‘Gut’ I have a sense that I need to pray. I know, that may sound a bit far-fetched to some people if they’ve never experienced that kind of thing, but it can be a real, tangible feeling.
Earlier tonight I was watching a video interview with a man who was part of a secret team funded and directed by the CIA to do remote viewing. If you’re not familiar with what that means, it’s basically using people who have a heightened ability to see beyond the natural; what they used to call ‘ESP’ or ‘Extrasensory Perception’.
The show was quite interesting as it gave multiple examples of people who had worked for the government and helped to discover Soviet bases, ships, and spies. They were able to find people who had been held hostage and had premonitions of the future. Whether one believes in that sort of thing or not, the evidence was convincing, and the government kept the program going for over twenty years.
I find it interesting because of the many times I’ve either dreamed something that has happened, been wakened in the middle of the night with a sense to pray for someone, or had a sense to make a turn in the car where we found our first home around the corner. Only with me, I know it’s not just a natural ability. It’s more than that; it’s a God-given ability that we all have.
Because God is a Spirit and we are made in His image, He has given us more than just a body and mind. He has given us a soul and the ability to sense His Spirit (if we want to). He wants to speak to us and guide us but how does He do that? It only makes sense that, if God is a Spirit, He would need to speak to our spirit too. Not to say He can’t speak through an animal if He wants to (which He did in the Bible), but I would think His preference is for us to hear Him in our soul.
Whether one calls it ESP or a fine-tuned soul enabled to hear God’s voice, it’s something we have been given to help us through this life. I’m thankful for His leading and His still, small voice in my heart as it’s saved me from death on numerous occasions. It’s led me to find the Mrs who is my best friend, and it’s opened doors I never imagined would be opened. It’s also comforted in times of pain and even made me laugh many times (God has a great sense of humor).
If you’ve never experienced that sense, I want to encourage you that it’s possible. It may take time and practice, but the first step is asking God to speak to you and the next is just to listen. You may just have a strong feeling or a single word may pop into your head. You may have an image of someone and a feeling of burden for them, or you may even have an image of a place where you need to be or to go. It could be anything.
The key is being open to His voice and then trusting Him to lead you when you hear Him. It may feel like you’re being led around with a blindfold covering your eyes, but over time, you will get used to His nudges and recognize them when they come. He wants to have that type of relationship with you because He loves you. It’s exciting and can even be a bit frightening too, but it’s worth it. Trust me, it will change your life forever…