Nicole Cottrell is one of my favourite bloggers. Insightful, edgy, and straight from the heart, the posts on her blog, Modern Reject, challenge her readers to seriously think through what they really believe about Christ and His Kingdom. (Did I mention she is one of my favorites?)
In a recent post titled There is No Such Thing as “Supernatural,” Nicole challenges us to look at this topic from a little different point of view. Here is just a snippet of what she shares.
I sat the other day looking through my blog post ideas, a seemingly endless list of notes I’ve jotted down. While scrolling my post ideas I I found a draft titled “Supernatural Everyday.”
It got me thinking. I have to admit, I’ve been surprised by your reactions to my recent posts. I suppose I shouldn’t be. Perhaps I didn’t give you guys enough credit. Perhaps I underestimated you.
For that, I’m sorry.
But, I am thankful that the threshold has been crossed–that door has been flung wide open. Cliche as it is, there’s no going back.
Because what I have come to realize, no, what I’ve come to know, is that there is no such thing as the supernatural.
People either whisper this word or refuse to speak it. The “supernatural”, the spooky-spookiness of God. God the vodoo doctor. God the charlatan.
And what I’ve also come to know is that they are afraid. Fear feeds their belly. They would rather wrap themselves up in theology, or intellectualism, or feel-good feelings than be surrounded and cloaked by the Living God. They would rather dismiss or ignore that which alludes them, then press in and ask of the Father for that which is available.
So, if you want it…ASK.
If you want to experience the things of God, the fullness of spiritual life, the Holy Spirit moving freely, ask. If you want to see miracles, sight restored, the sick healed, demons cast out, the dead rise, ask. If you are desirous or even just curious about the Spirit, words of knowledge, tongues, prophesy, and the like, simply ask.
Either we can be afraid of what we do not know or we can believe the words of God and ask…
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7
And asking should be easy…
Because there is no such thing as the supernatural. There is only that which is natural to God.
God is not bound by our expectations. He does not yield to our desires, nor is He constricted by our limitations. He does not answer to the laws of nature or the rules of man, for He existed before them and exists apart from them. “He stretches out the north over the void and hangs the earth on nothing.” Job 26:7.
A Powerful Insight
Wow! This is a powerful insight. It would be well worth your time to go to Modern Reject and read the entire post. We all need to be reminded that the “supernatural” is natural for those of us who are living in the Reign.