Your Spiritual Senses

“Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

Isaiah 55:6-7

One of the first lessons we learned in school was to identify our five senses – sight, hearing, smell, touch, and taste.

These senses are the bridges that connect us to the world around us. When one of those senses is missing or deficient, our perception of the world becomes somewhat incomplete, even though the other senses will attempt to compensate.

When we read God’s Word, we discover that our faith in Jesus connects in a spiritual sense to each of our senses. 

The Lord connects with our spiritual sight. He says “Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.” (Isaiah 45:22)

The Lord connects with our spiritual hearing. He says, Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live;” (Isaiah 55:3).

God connects with our sense of smell. Song of Solomon says “your anointing oils are fragrant; 
your name is oil poured out;”(Song of Solomon 1:3).

Jesus connects with our sense of touch. The woman with an issue of blood knew this, saying in her heart: “If I only touch his garment, I will be made well.” (Matthew 9:21).

The Lord even connects with our sense of taste. The Psalmist invites us: “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!” (Psalm 34:8).

While our hearing and our vision might become impaired, and while we can even lose the ability to smell, taste, or touch from a physical standpoint, God will never disconnect from us spiritually as we seek Him and His Son each day.

God wants us to be fully engaged in who He is, taking in His presence with all that we are.

Have a great day and keep moving forward!