Do you ever find yourself desiring to learn something new, and when you find it you delve right into it? Recently I have been reading books as to how to see in the spirit.
- How to See in the Spirit by Michael Van Vlymen
- Powerful Keys to Spiritual Sight by the same author
- Seeing in the Spirit made Simple by Praying Medic
You could say the Lord has placed it upon my heart to study this. As a young child before Christ, I had the ability to see in the spiritual realm, but what I would see were not always nice or pretty.
Once I became a believer in Christ, my seeing in the spirit was not as active, and I was relieved. Instead, I became aware of my surroundings, but not always.
There were times where I knew if something was off, or if someone was of the Lord. Some people would call these types of people feelers. I understand now it is the gift of discerning of spirits the Lord has given me.
Recently, my interest has peaked to be able to see in the spirit more accurately and frequently. I can sense, discern, and when I pray visions are common, but I wanted more.
These books have helped me, and I would like to share a few nuggets with you that may help you see in the spiritual realm. If you are truly interested, these books and others are available at Amazon.
Repent of any sins. Yes, we all sin. Confession and repentance is a good thing. Admiting something you did wrong does a lot for you.
Intimacy with Christ is important and staying close to Him. Read the Bible, journal and pray. I have journaled for years, so this was very easy for me. It is in my journal where I can truly be myself and share my heart with Him in my notebook. I also have times of gratitude, praise, petitions, joy and sadness. Here I am real.
Pray for others. I purposely joined my church´s prayer chain years ago when I noticed that all my prayer request were for myself and my own family needs. I realized that I was becoming selfish, and this is not right. I joined the prayer chain to move my focus from me to others. I have always enjoyed prayer and praying for others, but I went out of my way to see whom I could pray for. We receive our prayer chain in the mornings, and often times there are certain prayer request that I pray for throughout the day.
Listen to praise music, as often as you can. I am the type of person when reading or working, I need complete silence. My husband, on the other hand, works best with music on. To make matters worse, the spare bedroom in the house functions as our shared office. So what we now do, is having praise music on our Smart T.V. as soon as we wake up, and this has helped with the spiritual atmosphere in the home.
Fast and pray in the spirit. We have a habit of fasting the beginning of the year, but this is an area where the Lord is telling me that I need to fast more, not just at the start of the year. This type of fasting could be a meal, or one day a week. Instead of cooking, eating and cleaning the kitchen I would use that time to pray and read the Bible.
On my next post, I will be sharing an exercise listed in these books and how it went for me.