God Please Restore My Senses I Pray
The faculty of natural senses
Sense is a faculty with which we perceive sight, smell, taste, hearing and touch. In Greek, sense may mean sanity. Proverbs 3:21 talks about wisdom and discernment accompanying us to safety. If we do not have sense, it means we lack wisdom and good judgement and we could end on the wrong road and wrong destination. When our senses are not functioning as they should it means we cannot perceive, see, feel or hear as we should. If this happens we may make wrong choices in what we do and in what direction we take, and lose touch with our destinies. So it is important to take care of our senses and guard them jealously if we are to succeed in life.
The story of the prodigal son
The story of the prodigal son demonstrates this concept very well. (Luke 15: 11-32). One of the two sons who was the youngest without so much notice went to his father and said he should be given his portion of his wealth, and the father divided his estate into two. The young son sold his portion and gathered all his things and left for some unknown country, where it is said he squandered his wealth.
Soon afterwards he had nothing left, and there in that country arose great famine and he had nothing left of his wealth. Wanting to survive the famine he started to work in the fields for some rich citizen feeding pigs. He was so hungry he longed to eat what the pigs were being fed! At that point, the bible says, “He came to his senses” and remembered that in his father’s house even labourers had more than enough food yet he was here starving to death!
When his senses cane back he decided that he would go back to his father and try to repair the relationship he had broken, by repenting. He would tell his father to forgive him for he had sinned against him and against heaven. He would beg his father to take his back not as a son but a worker! What great humility! What made recognize he had sinned against his father and heaven was the sense that he had recovered!
What do we do when we have sinned against others and against God; do we recognize the sin and humble ourselves? Do we recognize that we are not worthy just like the prodigal son? Or do we mourn, complain and whine about hunger; lack of jobs or other troubles and afflictions? The complaining, seeking pity from others, means we have lost our sense and we do not recognize that we left the father’s house relying on our lost senses; do we recognize what is back at the father’s house? Are we humble to come home not as rightful sons because we lost the son-ship when we sinned? When we lose our senses, like salt we lose our taste and our usefulness as stated in Mathew 5:13; we lose our usefulness as light for others Mathew 5: 14-15.
The father’s love and His second chances
Our father like the father of the prodigal son is loving and a forgiving father; he does not count our wrongs. Despite our weaknesses and sin; he welcomes us back with clean robes and restores us to our position! But we need to repent and be humble, and for us to do this we need our senses to be restored so we can see and hear in the way God wants us to see and hear. The restoration happens through believe in Jesus Christ our saviour who died for our sins. We need not only believe but confess that he is the lord of our lives and have his mind in loving and honouring God.
When we turn to the father, there is great celebration in heaven. The bible says in 2 Corinthians 2: 15, “For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing”. We need to get our knees; repent and ask the father in the name of Jesus Christ to restore our senses so we can walk the right path and fulfil the purpose he created us for. God is a God of second chances; he will not reject us because of our sins. He is love.
The Covid-19 crisis has forced many of us to learn to be our own best company, and during that companionship some have re-established a connection with God. This crisis pushed us to a place where we do not see many options but God. Our senses in regard to God has been reawakened, and hopefully when we emerge on the other side we will be better human beings leading to happier facilities and strengthened communities.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2020 Teresa Maru