Sharing From My Heart

Two posts ago I challenged you to join me in a daily exercise to journal something sacred and something supernatural in each of your days during the month of April.   I wanted to do a follow-up post because this truly was a life-changing exercise for me.

Perhaps you will think “where is this going?” as I start to share one morning’s supernatural experience – but, please stay with me…  I am sure you will be blessed.

spiderApril 16th entry:  This morning during my devotional time a tiny spider caught my attention as it scurried across the floor.  At first I was watching it mostly to make sure it didn’t get too close to me than for any other reason.  But then I found myself cheering for him as he crawled back and forth – I believe in search of an escape from my view behind the baseboard.   He turned away from me and went a few inches, then up the baseboard, back down and then toward me again.  Finally…he disappeared out of sight under the baseboard.  Yea!  He had succeeded.

But, in that very moment I suddenly felt a bit of jealous of the little fella.  He was now in the framing of my house, seeing it in a way I never could, or can.  What would I see if I could get in there with him?

That is when it came to me.  This is a great example of God’s supernatural vision.   God sees things; my life, your life, and every daily situations from a viewpoint and perspective none of us ever can.  He sees ALL from the supernatural!  He sees me from the inside of my own body and fully knows my joys, heartbreaks, desires, passions and goals and fears.

God is INSIDE the framing of my house, my body!  He sees me like the spider see’s the wallboards, nails and 2×4’s that make my house.

This illustration makes verse 15 of Psalm 139 come to life.  I want to share most of the chapter with you because it is so much more real to me now that I have been given a glimpse of God’s supernatural vision.

Psalm 139:1 O LORD, you have searched me and you know me. 2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. 3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. 4 Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD. 5 You hem me in–behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. 7 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? 8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. 9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, 10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. 11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” 12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you. 13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, 16 your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. 

Have a blessed week as you ponder God’s supernatural vision.

p.s. Do you have something sacred or supernatural to share?  I would love to hear from you.

The Sacred and Supernatural

A few weeks ago I was reading a devotional article about John 21:3.  In it, the author wrote:  “There was nothing wrong with Peter, Jesus’ disciple, needing to fish.  It was his occupation.  We all have things we need to do each day.  Whether we are a boss, an employee, a student, a mother or father, Jesus wants to be there.  We often differentiate the secular from the sacred and the natural from the supernatural.  This story highlights that all is sacred and all is supernatural.  Jesus just needs to be invited into each situation.”

These few sentences totally captured my attention.  As the writer and teacher of Sacred Identity, a study that teaches Christian women about their inward and outward beauty, I was intrigued and immediately challenged to get a better grasp on what this looks like – flesh it out.

I have never journaled on a regular basis but I went and found a beautiful pink leather journal a co-worker gave me for Christmas and on one side of the page wrote “Sacred” and on the other side “Supernatural”.  I made a promise to myself that for at least a month I would find something sacred and something supernatural in every day and journal it.

What an incredible experience and blessing this has already been to me.  I am seeing that all IS sacred and all IS supernatural.  Somedays I have a hard time deciding which of my two experiences to write on which side.   And, even more exciting is the fact that I am never at a loss for what to write.  I have invited Jesus to be in each situation – and I am seeing things differently than before.

Take for instance what I experienced during one of my morning walks last week.  As I was walking I was suddenly aware of the light breeze moving through my fingers as my arms swung at my sides.  It was somewhat of a surprise I admit, and this caught my attention – so I questioned inwardly why it was a surprise.  I realized that this was one of the first mornings since late last fall that I had been able to go walking in our beautiful Colorado foothills without gloves.  I had become unacustomed to feeling this.  But, instead of just being delighted by the reality that spring is arriving – I was struck by the fact that the little breeze was God’s wind.  God, who made the earth, the wind and the fire!  That shouldn’t sound hokey…it should cause awe and sweet worship!  Man can only take the air God made and move it around to create breezes.  God makes wind!

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What an exciting journey I am on – and, I already know I will continue journaling the sacred and supernatural things in my life each day long past the end of this month.  Would you join with me and take the challenge to find something sacred and something supernatural in every day?  I know it will give you new prospective, JOY and blessing!