Walking the supernatural life is God’s will for you every single day.
May we be so bold as to make this declaration over you today?
God wants heaven to invade your little slice of earth 24/7. He wants to take your reality and straight up osmosize it with Heaven’s reality. His will is to create a very literal heaven-on-earth, just for you.
He loves you so much and desires to dwell, His Spirit in the heart of man. So today, let’s dig a little deeper into how you can walk in the supernatural daily.
There is a depth in the heart of God that no man or angel can ever fully fathom. But the awesome, humbling fact-of-the-matter is that God desires to reveal His secrets to men. Secrets that even the angels long to look into.
“It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out.” — Proverbs 25: 2
And God is searching for men and women He can fully trust with His heart + presence.
He is searching for faithful + obedient people to be trustworthy carriers of the treasures of God.
Walking in the supernatural is firstly by the grace of God (we cannot go to Him unless He first calls us), but there is also a process that requires faithfulness + obedience on our part.
“I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the groundand dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.”
— John 12: 24
1. Falling to the Ground: Changing of Wrong Mindsets
This could also be called the “Infant stage” in a believers’ journey. Much like caring for an infant or a budding flower, this is a stage that is full of the Father’s grace and protectiveness. The believer’s spirit is not yet mature and strong enough to take rigorous disciplines, and therefore it is mostly nurtured, fed and nourished at this point. It is a season where the believer’s heart, mind, and spirit are being prepared and made ready for the journey ahead. God does this by revealing 1) who He is, and 2) who they are.
At this stage, there is a very strong emphasis on the unconditional love of God for the person. This is not self-centeredness, but a vital part to the healing of the heart. Restoration work is done in the heart and mind. God will begin to surface issues of self-rejection, shame, unforgiveness, pride, etc., and bring healing + restoration in those areas. He will target wrongful thought patterns and teach the believer to start to see themselves + their world + God in the light of Truth.
This healing and restoration process is necessary because it would be impossible for anyone to submit to a God they cannot trust. And in order to trust God, we must know who He is and who we are in Him.
To put it succinctly, the key word at this stage is “Identity”. When we begin to understand His identity and therefore begin to discover our identity, the desire to walk close to Him will burst forth in our hearts! That is the power of the love of God. This is exactly how Jesus taught His disciples too! Jesus repeatedly assured His disciples of their value to God, then He would urge them to do the two things crucial to walking in the supernatural — have absolute faith in God (now that you know your identity in Him) + seek first His Kingdom (now that you know you can trust your life to God).
When our identity and relationship with God is built on the right foundation, we are ready to move to the next level.
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2. Dying: Surrendering Our Will to His Will
Growing into our identity as God’s Beloved goes hand-in-hand with submitting our will to the will of God. It’s a package deal, so to speak, because that is the picture of a beloved.
Song of Solomon 8:5 says, “Who is this coming up from the desert leaning on her lover?”
This is the picture of true lovers — the Lover who offers the strength of His arm, and the beloved who rests in her Lover’s strength. When we understand our Beloved-ness, surrendering to God is no longer a chore but a joy and a delight!
This submitting of our will to God’s will can also be called “voluntary helplessness”. The above-mentioned scripture takes place as the lovers are coming out of the desert — that is often the place that God takes us so we learn to lean on Him. In the desert, there are no resources, status, people, etc., only God. It is there that God teaches us how to let go of human reasoning, wisdom, and agenda; in short, dying to self. This is just like in Hosea 2, where God pursues His beloved till she has nowhere else to turn to except Him.
The fire and desert are part of God’s beautiful mercy + deep love for us. He loves us too much to let us go.
However, this stage of fire and/or desert will not make sense if we do not understand that it happens because we are so beloved. Most who did not press through stage 1 will not last long in this stage, because they might fall under confusion/condemnation thinking that God is a religious deity with a huge cane in His hand, ready to smack them every time they make a mistake. Or they might think that God has abandoned them. Both ways lead to a religious mindset. Religiosity is the work of man and the flesh, which is man relating to God according to man’s plans, instead of man living by God’s plans.
A few years back, the Spirit of God stopped me in the middle of prayer, and He said, “My people ask for My Glory to come; they ask for revival and the outpouring of My Holy Spirit. But do not ask for this so flippantly as you might ask for a toy – the Glory of God is not something that comes lightly.”
The double meaning to “the Glory of God is not something that comes lightly” is that 1) the Glory of God is not subject to man’s whim and fancy – He is not an ATM machine! And 2) the Glory of God is not a fluffy, flighty thing – when it comes, it also brings with it judgment of all that is unholy, for our God is a consuming fire.
There is a cost to host the glory of God. But what great reward awaits for those who willingly pay the price to lay hold of His Kingdom!
3. Bearing Much Fruit: The Fruit of A Surrendered Life
We can only bear fruit when we abide in Christ, becoming empty + taking on His fullness. The fruit we bear will be nourishment for a dying world. In these days more than ever, the world desperately needs the Church to bring heaven to earth.
God’s presence and the supernatural go hand-in-hand. We cannot find God without finding also the powers of heaven invading our life and the lives of others through us.
In our pursuit of the supernatural life, it is important to note that the supernatural should point to the God of miracles, not to the miracle itself. God’s works should never replace God.
Another important reminder is that the fruit of the Spirit must grow alongside the gifts of the Spirit. Character sustains the anointing. This can be seen in the life of Joseph, who had tremendous calling but did not have the maturity and wisdom to handle it in his youth. We are disciplined by God in the area of character because He wants us to succeed! He wants us to be able to sustain the anointing, and to finish the race well.
Let a new breed arise in our generation and the one to come – a people on fire for God, touching heaven + changing earth. Greater things are coming which the earth has not yet seen! Let the Body of Jesus get trained + prepared!
This is beautiful! Surrendering my all to God is the best thing I’ve ever done. Love this post!
Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.
Surrendering is such a process. And one I have to remember, sometimes daily!
Ahhh surrender. Sometimes resistance. Beautiful imagery & beliefs.
What an inspirational post! You have a beautiful website and beautiful writing!
He just wants more and more in us. And we should strive to be less of us and more of Him in our lives 🙂
This is AMAZING and so inspiring and true. Thank you!
I’m just stepping into the Spiritual realm in my Christina walk, because I’ve never been taught about this before. The gifts of the Spirit- actually walking in the Spirit, etc. Praise God that the Word is coming alive to me, and I’m finding other Christians who are seeking MORE, and the entire truth of His Word, rather than what feels comfortable. Am I scared? Sometimes. I know this will not be easy, and will present its spiritual battles. But I know the reward is great, and I want to fully grasp ALL that He died to give me, and run this race well.
This is beautiful, I needed this today.
Surrendering…such a difficult thing to do YET when it is done, there is nothing more beautiful
Love, love, love this… so much truth. Will share in my group for #FaithfulFriday xxx
What a wonderful and blessed truth to know the minute we receive Christ we begin living our SUPERNATURAL life! We just have to BELIEVE and RECEIVE! This is a GREAT word! Thanks for sprinkling JesusGlitter 🙂
This is a great reminder! There is so much freedom in surrender. We’re going through a rough season now health wise and this is just wonderful.
This was really interesting! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Yes! And Amen! I think some legalistic believers have a hard time with step 1, the “identify” phrase… I’ve seen some people express that being all caught up in our past hurts and feelings, and having God nurture us, is a sign of immaturity. This can’t be more wrong! This is the starting point! We can’t possibly offer a healing to a dying world that we haven’t been completely transformed by. We can’t love people until we know the intensity of God’s own love for us. 1 Corinthians 13 says that we can all have all sorts of spiritual gifts but without love, it means nothing. That love, that affirmation, is where it all starts!
“The supernatural should point to the God of Miracles, not t he miracle itself.”
Great quote! This makes me think.
I love the thought that a little bit of heaven should be invading our lives here on earth. And it is true! Very encouraging article. Thanks!
God loves us SO much – and He wants us SO much – but how much do we want Him in our lives?
What a beautiful post — you go so in depth! Growing up, I was always taught the goal was to get to heaven… as an adult, I’m learning that the goal is for heaven to be now. To enjoy the depth of relationship God desires with me and walking that out. Excellent post! Your site is gorgeous too, by the way 🙂
Surrendering to God’s will is absolutely the only way to grow closer to Him and to live the life He designed for us.
Amazing post, Samantha! Such beautiful and powerful truths you’ve shared here, Love! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂
Very nice. Once we learn how to truly walk in the spirit, there isn’t anything that we can’t do. It is all a matter of taking the steps to getting there. Thanks for sharing such an informative post.
Surrendering it all. Nothing more important. I find that I give things to God and then take it back. I’ve been through all of these stages over and over. I want to remain in the bearing fruit from a surrendered life.
This is ery beautiful. We need more people like you in this world who share their beliefs and spiritual well-being. God is in my home everyday, and I try to make him a part of every day of my life. thanks for sharing.