Creative Spiritual Insights: Metaphorically Speaking





There are things that God uses in our daily lives to help us see things more clearly. He uses one thing to communicate another. Pay attention to the signs, symbols and messages veiled in common things that God gives through your everyday, ordinary life.


Jesus was a master at giving parables and speaking about things through stories and metaphors. As clearly as He speaks to us through His Word and Prayer, I have to also believe that he still speaks in metaphors to us. I have to believe that when our eyes and ears are truly open to him, he has much to say to us about life and love and following him that can be clearly seen and heard when we take the time to pay attention.










Jesus used things like a mustard seed, a coin, treasures, vines and branches, and a pearl among others to communicate truth about Himself and His Kingdom.


Take a look around you and see if there are any ways you could see God and communicate a spiritual truth through some metaphor.


What lessons has God taught you through some other sign or wonder?


What physical things do you have in your life that represent something spiritual to you?


Consider what things you see today and look for God to speak or confirm some truth to you. Pay attention and listen closely.

9 And He was saying, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” Mark 4:9


18 So He was saying, “What is the kingdom of God like, and to what shall I compare it? Luke 13:18


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