Saturday, January 11, 2014


On Our Show Infect Truth, we discussed the attributes of Wisdom and what the Bible says of Wisdom. It was quite illuminating. However, there was also a brief discussion of Intuition, which is what I'd like to focus on here. First Webster definition of  Intuition is:
a natural ability or power that makes it possible to know something without any proof or evidence : a feeling that guides a person to act a certain way without fully understanding why
: something that is known or understood without proof or evidence

The Free Dictionary describes it this way:
1. a. The act or faculty of knowing or sensing without the use of rational processes, immediate cognition. 
    b. Knowledge gained by the use of this faculty; a perceptive insight.
2. A sense of something not evident or deducible; an impression.

I read a writer once who wrote that their are five types of intuition, He referred to them as follows:

Prophetic, Intellectual, Heart, Gut, and Hand

However, this writer believes they are all one in the same. 

Where does Intuition come from? 
During our discussion on wisdom, it became clearer to me that intuition is something each of us is born with, placed in us by God at our creation and activated by faith and wisdom. 

When I was younger, I would hear my intuition, but think I knew best or simply ignored it (which most of do) and those situations did have good outcomes. One day, after deciding that I would listen to that inner voice instead of doing it my way, I had a very different outcome. Through trial and error I have discovered that when I follow my intuition, I never go wrong and when I deviate from it, I mess up every time. Needless to say, I follow it always now, even when it does not seem to make sense.  
I believe intuition is something that guides us through life to help us make good decisions and maneuvers. God looks out for us, but, if we would just lean toward his plan for us and not fight and stop giving in to our own egos, we would have a much easier time of it. Yes, God made us in his image, but it is up to us to develop a mind like his. This requires quiet time with him through prayer and meditation and the study of his word. This is where the wisdom comes from in the spiritual sense. It is good to have earthly wisdom, but we should be striving for more. We need spiritual wisdom to survive in both this realm and the next.  

Here are some Wisdom references from the bible. There are many others but these are the ones we discussed: Proverbs 2:1-6, Proverbs 3:13-24, proverbs 4:5-9, Proverbs 5:1-2, Proverbs 7:4. Next week will continue our discussion with Proverbs 8:22-36. I invite you to join us every Thursday 8 - 9:30 pm est. on WDGP Radio.

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