God, our ingenious, creative God has gifted us with six wonderful senses.
We cannot physically see Jesus today but He is the Word of Life, the flesh who became the Word, the Word who became flesh. As our eyes look into the Word of God, we see Jesus revealed to us.
Our sight sees the many attributes and character of God as we look into the Word of God. The eyes of our heart are enlightened bringing understanding to that which our physical eyes have seen.
Sight ~ in the presence of God we begin to see with eyes colored by the perspective of Jesus. We will begin to love as never before. We will have seen the Written Word and with a heart transformed by the Father’s love revealed, we will see others as worthy of love and acceptance. We will love without judgement, showing grace and mercy to all. Our sight will be set on Jesus.
Our ears will hear His Voice and recognize His sound as He speaks to our hearts. Hearing and obeying the Word of God, our walk will be one of confidence and trust. We will walk uprightly, knowing our purpose on the straight and narrow path.
We hear the the Voice of the Word of God, thundering like the sound of many rushing waters or the sense of the still small voice gently speaking to our hearts. Our ears will hear intelligently, we will be silent before Him, we will wait for Him to speak peace and life to our souls and we will hear in order to rise up and do His bidding.
We have had a time of communion with our Lord, we have tasted of His goodness, and we have eaten at His table. There, we become one with Him, partaking of the blood and the bread, sharing with other saints. As individuals, we have tasted and savoured the goodness of God; we have found Him sweeter and finer than honey in a honeycomb. Sometimes, the first taste of His will is like bitter gall only to find His loving kindness and grace adding something richer than anything ever before experienced.
As we love one another, we learn the joy of intercession. Our prayers are fragrant incense rising to the Lord. It is a pleasing scent to Him. Through us, He diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.
Assembling ourselves and walking in unity with believers the oil of joy flows. We have an understanding of the giftings God has placed within His children and instead of competitive striving; the oil of the Holy Spirit causes us to operate in unity, peace and harmony. Love flows. To our God we are the fragrance of Christ among the unsaved; we are the aroma of Christ Himself, the One who gives abundant life. Have we sensitized our “scent glands” to His fragrant aroma?
Have we stooped to touch the hem of His garment? Jesus felt the virtue, the power God had invested in Him flow out of Him through touch and bring healing. The same power that raised Jesus from the dead dwells in us. Are we touching others, knowing as we do so we can release the power of God through our touch? As we touch Jesus we touch the heart of God. God’s heart for humanity is life, abundantly lived in Him now and for eternity. When we touch the lives of others may we reach out with heart and arms open wide. The measure we touch is the measure of the power of God that flows into and through us to touch and bring change into the lives God places in our paths.
As we walk with the Lord, enveloped in His love, securely standing upon the Rock of our salvation He will begin to move us into an unseen dimension.
A dimension of life entered into through faith, seen with the eyes of faith. He bids us to come with Him to a higher level. He has encouraged us to enlarge our territory, to strengthen our stakes and we obey because we have had an awareness of His Presence urging us to come closer, come higher. To look upon His Face and not the waves that swell and threaten to sink us. We are one with the Master, the Maker of Creation and He has beckoned us to come. His love for us would never allow us to sink into the waters of life that threaten to engulf us. We are His. His Spirit within us wakens us to new life.
We begin to see and hear with the eyes and ears of our spirit and life will never be the same again as we walk training ourselves to hear the Voice of the Holy Spirit. To hear the Voice of the One we love.
We will fully savor the taste of the Word of the Lord dwelling richly in us, being spoken through us. Touching heaven, touching the heart of the Father, touching those here on earth. The fire of His love burning within our beings.
To sense the Presence of God is being vitally connected to Him through faith. He goes before us, He walks beside us, His Presence awakens and quickens our senses. Each one of our lives is enveloped in His and He hovers over and overshadows us, desiring to create new life within us, pleased when we like Mary, yield to the purposes of the Holy Spirit and allow Him to quicken us, shape us and fashion new characters within.
In the place where we are let us train ourselves, discipline ourselves to eagerly anticipating, seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling and touching, in an inside out way, letting the glory of God within, the Presence of Emmanuel, God with us flavor every single aspect of our lives.
No stone left unturned and in the hollow where the stone lay beautiful trees of Righteousness will grow and flourish in the House of our Lord our God.