Spiritual awareness comes through a daily practice of inward-focus, awareness, openness and a willingness to raise ourselves above its usual level. Normally, most of us are concerned with everyday worries, joys, routines, and annoyances – the bills, the job, home maintenance, relationship issues, child rearing, pet care, family, lifestyle, etc. As busy as that is, it can make for an incomplete life experience. When you add spiritual practice to your life and develop your spiritual awareness, your life will become richer and more fulfilling. To some, spiritual awareness is a connection to one’s own soul. To others, it is the knowledge of what is happening in the spiritual realm all around us. There is no doubt that the spiritual realm is real (Matthew 17:18).
Spiritual awareness can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on the spirit in question and the motive of the person seeking the awareness. Connection to evil spirits is not beneficial. Unfortunately, evil spirits often present themselves as beings of light and knowledge, and “even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14). Jesus, of course, had spiritual awareness. Jesus knew all people. He did not need any testimony about mankind, for he knew what was in each person (John 2:24–25). Jesus knew the hypocrisy of those who came to entrap Him (Mark 12:15) and had all knowledge of the spiritual forces at work in the world (Luke 22:31). All believers should possess a certain amount of spiritual awareness.
Our spiritual awareness is the result of Christ’s redemption. In Christ, we have a whole new perspective on life and what it means for us. We know there is more to life than what we can see, hear, and touch; our existence is not limited to the material realm. “God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth” (John 4:24). There is a spiritual reality, and as God’s children, we should always be aware of it. So, my dear friends, it is imperative that we practice our spiritual awareness daily and be the light of the world.
Remember, God will bless you more abundantly!