It is important to pay attention to all of your senses. God has given us these senses to discern the reality we live in and the the decisions that are best.
As a follower of Christ, we certainly have to live by faith, there is no doubt about that. However, God has also given us senses that we are to use in helping us in our faith-life. Certainly God may call us and even command us to do things that seem illogical and non-sensible but there is much to be said about using the God-given senses in making good and wise decisions. Even though we have these senses, we still must submit them to the Lord as He leads us by His Spirit, which is our “sixth sense”.
Sense everything. Touch. Taste. Smell. Hear. See. The will of God.
How much do you rely on your senses to make decisions about faith? Is this good or not? Can you call it faith if it is “sensed”?
How does God want to use your senses in affirming faith decisions?
How do your senses get in the way of your faith actions?
Do your senses accelerate or impede your faith decisions?
How can you trust God more with your senses?
How can you lay aside what makes “sense” and follow Christ more closely?
How much do you rely on the Holy Spirit to guide you?
O taste and see that the LORD is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him! Psalm 34:8
29 Jesus answered, “The foremost is, ‘HEAR, O ISRAEL! THE LORD OUR GOD IS ONE LORD; 30 AND YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.’ Mark 12:28
But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. John 16:13
26 Then his father Isaac said to him, “Please come close and kiss me, my son.” 27 So he came close and kissed him; and when he smelled the smell of his garments, he blessed him and said,
“See, the smell of my son
Is like the smell of a field which the LORD has blessed;