The Three Senses of the Spirit

You have five senses of your body – sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell. If any of your senses are interrupted, you will be limited in your ability to relate to the physical world around you.

Review:  You have five senses with your body – sight, sound, touch, taste, smell!

Your soul (mind, will, emotion) works through the five senses (sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell) of the body to enable the conversation that you had this morning with a friend over a cup of coffee.

Review:  You have three senses of your spirit.

Problem:  Can you name them? Even one of them? All of us can name the five senses of the body but who can name the three senses of the spirit?

More Problems:  If you can’t name the three senses of your spirit, how do you know if your soul (mind, will, emotion) is using the three senses of your spirit?

More Problems:  If you don’t use the five senses of the body, something might go wrong.

Try, well don’t actually try, but consider driving your car without opening your eyes.


Do you go throughout the day without using the senses of your spirit? If you do not know what they are, you can’t use them.

They are:  Conscience, Intuition, and Communion!!!

Repeat:  Sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell.

Repeat:  Conscience, intuition, communion!

Conscience.  Paul writes in Romans 9:1, “My conscience confirms this!” It is an inherent sense of right and wrong that exists in your spirit. You can become sensitive to the spirit or deaden your conscience through your actions.

Intuition.  Paul writes in Ephesians 1:7, “May God give you a Spirit of wisdom and revelation.” Through your spirit you can sense God’s revelation, knowledge, and wisdom. God speaks to you through your spirit.

Communion.  Jesus said, “I and the Father are one.” Jesus modeled a sense of God’s presence in His life on earth. Have you ever sensed a presence of evil? Have you ever sensed good or life or peace? Learn to walk by making decisions through a sense of communing with God and you will find peace.

Try living with your “spirit senses” next week.

Listen for right and wrong notes from your spirit. Sense direction in how you talk and what you should do. Live in God’s presence by seeking peace in your decisions.

Example:  Those who know me, can watch my face and see when I’m troubled. I’m not mad or anxious; I figure things out – that is my spiritual gift – and if I can’t figure something out, that tension goes right to my face.

During that tension I pray, and when I get an insight that seems good and gives me peace, I have joy. I have figured something out and that is what I do.

All is well! Conscience – Intuition – Communion!

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