Do you ever find yourself baffled in your spiritual walk? Have you ever discovered a profound spiritual insight that seems to work really slick then after a while it doesn’t? It’s like someone switched the game you were playing and neglected to tell you.
I have but I’ve also experienced something else.
In those times if I just pause, stop pressing forward with what isn’t working and honestly seek out fresh answers they appear.
I find I start to understand questions I’ve had. Often new light comes to challenges. And often I sense God’s leading in fresh ways.
I’ll read a scripture passage and see it in a whole new way. Another piece of a puzzle I’m wrestling with falls into place. I gain insights into this thing called life and my spiritual relationship with God.
Frankly, that brings joy and fulfillment like very little else.
Jesus promised his disciples would be given understanding of spiritual mysteries unlike the rest of the crowd milling around.
Then he said, “Whoever has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him.”*
Wow, I’d like more of that abundance please.
*Matthew 13:12 (NIV)