Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Gift of His Spirit~

"How do you see it?" he asks,
with a tilt of his head and a longing in his eyes
that lets me know
this question is not about how I see it,
but how he can see it, too.

"How do you see something
that is as simple and as ordinary as being able to spot an owl in a tree
and draw a spiritual connection from it?"

It's as though his words
are now the ones
helping me to see.

And, I realize,
(possibly for the first time)
what a precious gift I have been given.

How spiritual lessons and a deeper understanding of God
are broadcast across my mind
and felt down in the deepest places of my heart
from morning to night,
all through the moments of my day.

How what I see
and what others see
is so very different.

How what I perceive and
what others sometimes perceive
are separated by heaven and earth,
"of God" and "of the world".

How God's precious Holy Spirit
guides and leads and reveals -
all day long. 

How in the simplest of moments,
God speaks the most profound,
life-transforming revelations to my spirit.

And, I'm beginning to realize
what I have been given
is more precious than the air I breathe.

And, I'm coming to understand
that not everyone
sees what I see,
hears what I hear,
connects with what I connect with,
understands what the Spirit reveals to my spirit.

"How do you see it?" he asks.
 "How do you see something
simple and ordinary
and draw a spiritual connection from it?"

This understanding of spiritual lessons in the commonest of places,
this undeniable revelation of God in our midst
which is often missed
by others
sharing the same space,
and experiencing the same moment,
is indeed a precious, precious gift.

And, I'm beginning to understand,
with an urgency and a
"calling" that will not let me rest,
that this gift is not for me alone.

How if others are to see what God shows me,
and hear was God tells me,
and understand what God reveals to me,
I must be faithful to give of my gift to the world.

When I see, I must reveal.
When I hear, I must tell.
When I receive, I must give.

The lessons,
the revelations,
the connections between God and man
are not for me alone.

Because what I am beginning to realize,
and what I am coming to understand,
is this precious gift -
was handpicked by God for me,
so that I, in turn,
would take what I have been given,
and give it away.

Because -
not everyone sees,
not everyone hears,
not everyone notices
God in the everyday places,
someone who does,
through the power of His Spirit,
points God out.~♥

But God has given us his Spirit. 
That's why we don't think the same way that the people of this world think. 
That's also why we can recognize the blessings that God has given us. 
Every word we speak was taught to us by God's Spirit, 
not by human wisdom. 
And this same Spirit helps us teach spiritual things to spiritual people.
~2 Corinthians 2:12, 13

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1 comment:

  1. This is one of your most wonderful posts ever...they are ALl superb..I thank GOD for you and for this precious ministry.


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