Last year was the most amazing period of my life. I reflected on some of the important things I learned and chose to share these specific principles.
- Our spiritual eyes are as real as our physical eyes, but it takes work to open them.
This has become more relevant to me as my eyes have been opened. It came in steps and spurts, and not without frustrations, as I would see glimpses, followed by extreme clarity, and then nothing. I pushed through and saw much.
- First I ask the question, then I seek the answer, then the Lord gives the answer.
I’ve learned that the Lord rarely reveals anything before we ask for knowledge. Often I would have to go and study beforehand and then come to the Lord. At that point He gives much more than you expect. (firehose effect)
- The Lord is more friendly, joyful, and eager to help than I realized.
I was surprised how comfortable I felt after my first introduction. His love and interest in what you are doing is remarkable. He has a playfulness, yet is in total control of all things. I came to see that He truly can focus on me as if I’m the only living creature in the Universe. He is the most glorious God!
- The most common advice when you speak with the prophets of old: “Trust in the Lord.”
I always ask them if they have any council for me and almost always I hear the same thing. The Lord is constantly training His servants to remember He is in control. The sooner we learn it the better.
- Every spiritual gift required me to smash my previous belief systems.
I thought I had everything figured out. The Lord will teach you much, but you have to be willing to be surprised. You will not find all your answers in the book or even the scriptures. The written word will spark your mind and heart to ask questions, and then the Lord will teach you Himself.
I’ve learned so much over the last 11 months and there is much more to share, but I hope this will give you something to think about. Be sure to read the book “How to Have Your Second Comforter” to get ideas of what you may do to help in the process. It is not a “To Do List;” more like a suggestion list, for each of your experiences will be unique.