During one of my classes, I took one of those spiritual gift tests (which are the gifts God gives you to fulfill your purpose in life and even if you are not a born again Christian, these gifts can be in your talents i.e. carpenter, financial advisor, technical wiz, etc.). During the course of this test, it was determined that my gifts include artisan/craftsmanship, writer, and even music…and thought, I can understand the first two; however, music is one that still puzzles me.
After all, I do love music and have been in choirs over the year; however, I cannot read music; however, I just love to tune into music especially worship music sing with my heart to my Lord and Savior. I tend to be more sensitive when it comes to the Holy Spirit during moments of worship, either at church, in my car, or even in my home. Though I learned a long time ago to never drive and listen to a song that really puts you in tune to the Holy Spirit ‘cuz one tends to start crying their eyes out.
Like the music that allows me to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit, so does being creative…I love sitting in a natural spot like my grandparents’ old farm, Mount St Helens, a forest, or even a lakeside beach as the sun either rises into the sky or slowly sinks into the horizon. Then I contemplate what the scenery would like if I took the picture, drew something, or even journaled about the view.
During this contemplation, my thoughts eventually turn to God and seeking His voice as I try and determine what He wants from me or simply to communicate with Him without all of the distractions. Sometimes I have created poetry or sometimes I just write out the words God is saying to me. After all, He does want our attention and we are too busy to give Him our undivided attention.
In the end, I feel refreshed and look forward to the next chat…something I haven’t done in a while until recently when I was at a church campout…I went on a walk, met quite a large beetle, and soaked up His presence. I didn’t have pen or paper to write but I did take pictures including the beetle, who was determined to cross the path even with obstacles in his way.
- How do you seek out God and become sensitive to His spirit? What tools do you use to write or capture the thoughts He gives You? Even if you do not have a artistic or writing gift, are there other tools you can use?
- What obstacles are in your way to fulfill your purpose or the path God wants for you? Are you determined to fulfill them or is something holding you back?
- What is your favorite spot to contemplate God, life, or even your future?