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Don't overlook the supernatural

A Commentary by Constance Vanides

Do some days feel as if you’re “in the doldrums”? When those “down”days seem to be more than you can handle, remember God wants to lift you up and reveal Himself to you. He wants your attention drawn to the excitement of living in a world He created for your enjoyment.

    “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10)
Just as we caution little children to “stop, look and listen” before crossing a street, the Lord would have us use not only our feet, eyes and ears, but also the equivalent of our physical senses to open ourselves to what God has for us in the Spirit.

“How can we learn to do that?” we wonder.

    “And I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.” (Luke 11:9, 10)
What is this asking but persistent, earnest prayer? It’s the type of prayer that affects Jesus.

What is opened is a faith experience, Biblical, not theological.

    “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:24)
Never forget that God created you. You are His child. And as with any good father, He is a caring, loving, interested father. He listens to and hears your prayers to change these “down” days to His “up” days. It is true that He never forgets you. You, in turn, must raise your thoughts away from the darkness to praise Him in persistent, earnest prayer for His protection and guidance.
    “I will extol You, O LORD, for You have lifted me up, and have not let my foes rejoice over me.” (Psalm 30:1)
Be ye lifted up!

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