As I shared in the previous post, my gift of feeling was birthed from the Lord using pain in my stomach to get my attention to pray. The more faithful I become in prayer, the more ways He uses to communicate how to specifically pray.
One of my dear friends with a similar gifting laughed and said all she could think about was the song head, shoulders, knees and toes. Which is funny in itself because those are actually some of the first things He used to train me in this gift. As I started to feel different pains, I asked Him to reveal to me the meaning behind the pain.
I had to learn if the pain was mine, someone else’s’, or if it was a stronghold. If it was someone else’s pain, then I needed to discern if it was spiritual or physical. Once determining this, then I had to ask if He wanted me to pray silently or go and lay hands on them for healing.
To give you the shortened version of how He communicated to me during the beginning: if my head was aching it meant suppression, my shoulders aching meant yoking, my knees referred to pride, and my toes cramping up it meant crippling. As I have grown, He has shown me other things each can represent, but it’s up to me to discern which one it specifically is.
As I have grown in the gift, He also speaks to me through the 5 senses. Or as the song goes…through the eyes, ears, mouth, and nose! 😉 Eyes – He has been giving me dreams and visions. Ears – He has been downloading words of knowledge I can declare and decree (mouth) into existence. I have heard of people being able to taste in the spiritual realm, but I have not as of this entry. Nose – He has been allowing me to smell things in the spiritual realm such as a beautiful fragrance if it’s of Him and a fowl/sulfur smell if it’s demonic.
What I do know is each time I think I have something figured out, He gives me something new. I love this, as it keeps me humble and totally dependent on Him and not self! Oh, what a journey it’s been and I can’t wait for Him to reveal even more!