X – Spiritual X-rays {26 Surprising Ways to Encounter God, A-Z}

“There is no place in my soul, no corner of my character, where God is not.”
– Evelyn Underhill


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Likely you’ve had several x-rays in your life.  Maybe at the dentist office. Or for a weekend warrior injury. Or compliments of TSA when you’re going through security at the airport.

But what about a spiritual x-ray?

If the purpose of an x-ray is for doctors to see inside us without having to cut, isn’t this exactly what God does, too?

When Samuel was looking for Israel’s next king, the Lord told him that he looks on the inside, not the outside.

“But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.”
1 Samuel 16:7

God does the same with us.

He sees us from the inside out, without having to cut us from the outside in.

Try This

Think of the last x-ray you or someone in your family has had done. What was revealed? How did the information prove helpful later?

Now pray about how God sees you, a spiritual x-ray. What is he seeing?

  • Any broken places that need to be set?
  • Any weapons you’re smuggling that need to be discarded?
  • Any cancerous spots previously undetected that need to be treated?

Be open to thoughts that God is exposing. Quicker healing could depend on it.

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When has a physical x-ray been helpful to you? What about a spiritual x-ray? Please share in the comments.

Coming up tomorrow:

  • Y—You
    Who is the “you” in front of you today? That’s where you’re supposed to see God.


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12 thoughts on “X – Spiritual X-rays {26 Surprising Ways to Encounter God, A-Z}

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      I do like thinking about it this way. It makes me grateful that God has perfect vision and thus always knows how to guide and love us in the exact ways we need. Thanks for stopping in, Heather.

  1. floyd

    I had a sneaking suspicion you’d be going this route when we got to “X”!

    Not only can He see our hearts, but He knows our thoughts. It’s impossible to hide anything from the One that created us.

    When He takes up our inner most being and desires, we gain a peace inside and out that goes beyond our understanding, mine for sure.

    Great thoughts.

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Where else could I go with X? haha. Xylophone was my only other choice. 🙂 But then when I thought of the verse about God seeing the heart, it clinched X-ray for me. I’m so grateful that God cleans us up from the inside out so that when he looks inside, he sees his Son!

  2. Trudy

    I love your thoughts on this, Lisa. Such insightful questions to ask ourselves. I hope I will be more open to thoughts God is exposing to me. Have a blessed weekend! Hugs!

  3. Laura Thomas

    X-rays are not pleasant experiences, there’s always that chance of bad news as a result… but oh the relief when the the all-clear is given! I love that when God does the x-ray, He is not taken by surprise and He always gives us hope. Thanks for sharing —stopping by from #CountingMyBlessings 🙂

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      “He is not taken by surprise” – excellent point, Laura. God knows what’s there before he even looks. And he knows the healing cure, too. That brings me comfort. Thanks for stopping in.

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