Supernatural or Super Normal?

Reblogged from Words in High Def

There is a deluge of information and entertainment surrounding the paranormal. Ghost hunters on reality TV, vampire books and demon movies are tremendously popular. That’s one of the reasons I devoted a chapter to this topic in my first book, Women in High Def. 

As a believer of the God of the Universe, this is simply a part of life. There is nothing new about the spirit realm. It’s been a part of the Bible since the words were written. We know that there are unseen activities going on around us.

The devil and his minion demons exist. They are up to no-good all the time. The mission: “to kill, steal and destroy like a roaring lion.” That sounds about as scary as any horror movie, especially when applied to your own life and loved ones, right?

The up-side is that it isn’t just “us against them” like in the movies. The good guys (Jehovah God and His army of angels) are standing in front of and behind us so that the enemy doesn’t go too far. God doesn’t give us a spirit of fear, but He does want us to be aware of the battle and on alert. Fear and contentment can’t co-exist.

We don’t have to carry a big silver cross or walk around sprinkling holy water to be protected but we do need to engage in the brawl simply by putting on our armor every day (Ephesians 6:10-20).

  • Mostly this involves reading God’s word so we know His character, will, power and authority…read, memorize and believe it.
  • Secondly we need to be in communication with God so He can direct us away from bad choices the enemy would love us to make.
  • Third, we need to acknowledge the Lord in all parts of our life. He is in control and bigger than the worst circumstances or even the enemy of our soul. He is able and that’s the end of the sentence.

Another brilliant aspect of the supernatural for Christ-followers is expecting miracles and experiencing undeniable answered prayer. Prayers for provision, peace, wisdom, healing, courage and strength are fulfilled by God’s hand routinely.

I’ve had some close calls with unseen evil but I’d rather focus on the constant presence of the Spirit of God in my life and the protective attention of His legion of warrior angels. Both are real. Both are supernatural. But I’d prefer to call it super-normal.

Have you had any undeniable dealings with the devil or absolute answers to prayer? What super-normal experiences could you share in a comment below? Everyone loves a good angel story!

  • Hester Christensen

    Like you said Diane “God does want us to be aware of the battle and on alert.” Unfortunately, many don’t acknowledge that spiritual warfare even exists . . . which makes us all the more prone and vulnerable to the enemy’s subtle tactics.

    God bless you sister – thanks for addressing this issue. 🙂 Love, Hester 😉

  • Diane markins

    Hester, I believe that’s the biggest issue–denial or true lack of awareness.

  • Brandon Bradley

    Well, I was born stronger, faster, and more intelligent than the average person. I heal faster than normal, my senses are sharper, and I don’t like the daylight. I feel stronger at night, Ann I can see better than most in the dark. When night falls, I get angry for no reason. And when I am challenged, I feel am incredible blood lust, and an urge to kill that is almost impossible to ignore. Now I don’t know about you, but to me, that sounds like both I vampire and werewolf. A hybrid. And no matter how hard I try, I can’t come up with a logical reason why I display all these unusual traits. I know that God set me apart from the rest of humanity, and I have known this my entire life. But the question remains. Just what AM I? If anyone can come up with a logical reason why I am the way I am, I would appreciate it. If not, then that just means that I am more unique that I originally thought.