May 5, 2022
Well you’ve come this far, either you’re convinced that I’m not a lunatic, OR you’re just as looney as me! Just in case you’re not still sure about this, consider this.
Studies have shown that when you imagine practicing a particular skill, it strengthens the areas of the brain that are involved in the actual performance of that skill. Check out this article to learn more. When you imagine playing the piano, neural connections to your fingers are strengthened. Maybe this is why golfers are trained to envision the flight of their ball before they swing.
The western worldview is quick to determine whether an experience is “real” or “not real,” but remember Peter when he had the munchies in Acts 10? He fell into a trance. (go back to part 2 and revisit ekstasis). Paul has a similar experience in Acts 22. Jesus also suggests hearing and seeing things that weren’t with his natural senses.
I recognize that this might be a hard pill to swallow for some. That's okay! This might be something you need to wrestle with a bit more. If that's the case, I encourage you to set this down for now. You can always come back! Dig around, talk to others, pray about it, see if you can get to a place where you're open enough to give this a try.
Okay, now that we’ve paved the way, let’s try it out. You ready? If you are currently not in a private place or time in which you can engage fully with this process, set it aside and come back later. Plan to give it about 10-15 minutes. This process is only as helpful as your ability to be present. Here we go…
If you just attempted this, I am giving you a standing ovation! I want to encourage you, that for many this is a hard process to lead yourself through. Don’t be discouraged if you had less than satisfactory results. It may take practice and you might need help. If you have a desire for encounter, and you are acting on that desire, God made you a promise.
“You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all of your heart. I will be found by you, declares the Lord.” -Jeremiah 29:13-14
Father, I thank you that your desire to meet with this reader is even greater than their desire for you. Before the foundation of the world, You had an intense desire to walk with this person. Thank you that you are closer right now than they realize. I take authority on their behalf, and I command that any unknown resistance in their heart and mind be exposed and broken. I bless them with the Spirit of Revelation. I speak to the eyes of their heart, their imagination, be opened to the Presence of God.