Experiencing the Unexperienced with Christ


We are undeniably people of habit. We are comfortable with repetition. We find security in the predictable. What if God directs us to places unknown? What if we are to experience the unexperienced? Will we discover our security is in frequently attended mind-sets, attitudes, and beliefs? Will we realize happily that our security is in God?

It is the hardest to trust in seasons of unknowing, so we often try and make them into a familiar situation previously experienced to attempt to deny we are on a new path in our journey. We will soon realize that this is impossible and we must throw our whole life into the trusting arms of God. His love for us will take us places where we will journey toward our wholeness in Christ which is our ultimate destination, isn’t it? New seasons are required. They cannot be optional, they must not be avoided.

Contemplative questions

  • Is God dealing with you about a “new” area of life He is leading you?
  • What is Christ teaching you in this unexperienced season?
  • Do you know, all things are to make us whole in Christ and like Christ?
  • Is surrender to God’s plan part of your thinking?
  • Must you have control always?
  • Spend some time in Lectio Divina for the following verses. (Click here on how to do Lection Divina)

“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.“Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit.“You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me.“I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:1–5, NASB95)

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  1. Hi Nate & Wendy: I couldn’t pull up Lection Divina. This article reminds the many times God told me an Audible voice what to do for His Kingdom. The first time in Charlevoix Assem. “Give Cheryl $25.00” I think I told you. Next time was in 1989 God said “i want you to take My Love, Word & Prayer to Westtrail Nursing Home in Plymouth & I replied “you have the wrong person, I don’t have a singing voice or play the piano & He kept saying it many times, so I phoned them. They said “WE’VE BEEN PRAYING A CHURCH WOULD PHONE & COME. But none of the Joy People would go w/me; I was so sad & didn’t know what to do; so took the grand children to sing & the patients in wheel chairs were so happy. Then a Dr. Friend & his Girl friend who went to another Home came & He gave the prayer for Salvation & A huge light came thru the window w/a cloud & they all who hadn’t accepted Jesus did with 3 Male Nurses coming down to the room & 4 Visitors drawn there accepted Jesus also. I was so Godly Amazed for weeks & still am, praising & thanking the Lord & again God led me to win 56 people to Him. I’m so thankful I was obedient. Did it for 24 yrs. and several Joy people came also. Can’t thank God enough!
    Sorry to repeat this to you again but it came to me again last nite & a picture of the cloud coming thru the window. ⛅️
    And He’s still using me in my almost 92yrs. old to write & say certain things he tells me as He knows what they need to hear or phone them. Thank You Lord.
    🙏for People who left The Lord & New People to come to Him before the Rapture, & a great Revival.
    God Bless You and Your Church Congregation and many new people loving the Lord and Serving Him!
    Please send me your Sun. message and Have a Jesus Filled Week-end. Love & Prayers Jean

    Sent from Jean Watson

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