There are certain things a person knows through senses other than sight. Things that cannot be proven empirically, but rather are known. For instance, I know my husband loves me. I could point to observable acts that he does for me. But it doesn’t prove he loves me. Simply, because he might also do those things for someone he dislikes but for whom he wishes to remain in good standing. (I’m not saying he does that, just saying he could do that.) But I know in my heart that my husband loves me.
A few times in my life I’ve had dreams that were set apart in quality from my other dreams. And I dream a lot…like every night. These were different, I knew they meant something and I needed to pay attention. So, I did.
During the night – early Thursday morning – I awoke. Certain it was nearly time to get up – my alarm was set for 6:45 – I was pleasantly surprised to see it was only 3:45 a.m. Three more hours to sleep! As I lay there, willing myself to sleep again, I had the sense that something was different. “There has been a shift” is what I heard in my spirit.
And indeed, I felt different in my spirit. It isn’t anything I can explain empirically, but I can tell you there was a shift. I was deeply settled, as one feels when completely relaxed. I wasn’t anxious when I went to sleep, but this deep sense of “okayness” surrounded me and stayed with me all day.
Thursday I kept hearing the phrase, “there has been a shift.” And in the deepest part of me, I know that all is well.
I put off writing all day, wondering if I should share this. But I just haven’t been able to shake this feeling. The words of Isaiah 43 came to me this afternoon.
“But forget all that—it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.”Isaiah 43:18-19
I believe there is a new thing happening. There has been a shift. I don’t know exactly what that means, but my response today has been one of gratitude. Today, as we remember Jesus’ crucifixion, I want to offer up a shout of praise for the new thing he is doing and ask him to open my eyes to see his wonderful works!
This might all sound quite odd to you and that’s okay. Just ignore it. But if it resonates with you, join me in thanking God for the work he is doing and the shift we are experiencing.