Some spiritual gifts are obvious. Others, not so much. I spent most of my childhood surrounded by talent. My brother and several of my closest friends were gifted musicians. I tried. The flute baffled me. I couldn’t remember finger positions. It was a struggle. I sang in our bona fide High School Glee Club, but I don’t think it was on key. I knew music wasn’t my thing, but I fought it, overshadowed by so many people who understood music like breathing air.
In third grade I had what was then called a "lazy eye". One of my eyes turned in. I wore glasses since I was four or five years old, but by the time I was a few years older, my lazy eye became a severe issue. I would run into door jams and the sides of tables. I was having trouble judging space. Reading became difficult. I had eye surgery. I woke up with my hands strapped down and patches on both eyes, seeing only beige light through the bandages' texture. The concern was that I wouldn’t touch my eye while it healed, and bandaging both eyes kept me from moving one while trying to use the other. After some days, the patches came off.
I never understood how messed up my sight was until I knew what “normal” vision was.
Similarly, years later, in my mind’s eye, I never knew how other people saw things. What happens in other people’s minds when they fall asleep? I assumed that what I saw, which was quite a lot, what what everyone saw. I would close my eyes as I fell asleep, and if I paid attention, I could name images: a soldier on a horse, a bear, a flower pot, an ice-cream cone. I thought they were random pictures, perhaps my mind decluttering from a full day. I seldom stopped to name these pictures. But if I paid attention, I could. I rarely paid attention.
I began attending a prophetic church as an adult and stepped into a new culture. All Christians have Biblical terms in common; Jesus, prayer, repent, worship. But at this church, I heard more about things like tongues, prophets, apostles, seers. I grew in understanding as new concepts were taught in sermons and books, and as I read Scripture with deeper interest. That last term, seer, however, was beyond my scope of comprehension. It sounded down-right Old Testament, and maybe even New Age.
I began to take those pictures more seriously.
Fast forward to Ana Werner’s book, The Seer’s Path. My personal tagline for this book could be Everything You Wanted to Understand Back Then But Couldn’t Find a Book About. If you want to know more about this wonderful Holy Spirit-led supernatural gift, your timing is good. This book is printed and waiting for you, and Ana Werner will teach you through it. Each chapter even ends with an “Activiation Prayer” to get you started.
Seer is a Biblical title. Some seers can see into the spiritual realm and can see angels and demons. Some have visions (explained in this book), and some have visited heaven in dreams and can tell of what they saw there. This book isn’t really just about seers, however. Ana Werner tells many first-hand stories. She has traveled in ministry extensively and her tales are exciting and revelatory. She also teaches about worship, spiritual warfare, faith and God’s presence. She has a lot to share that brings hope and encouragement to readers
Seeing is a form of prophecy and Ana Werner encourages each of us to press in to receive it.
Read The Seer’s Path and be encouraged. Ana Werner teaches about a gift, but more than that she focuses on the Giver of the gift. She reminds us that it’s about God and our relationship with Him, and about using our gifts to bring Him glory and to do His Kingdom work. When you grasp that God has these gifts to give us and you seek them as tools, your faith and ministry will be revolutionized. Bless you as you seek to discover and find the gifts that God has given you to do what He has planned for you to do!
Quotes from The Seer's Path
by Ana Werner
“Sometimes the hardest and largest battle zone can be in our own minds.”
‘When the enemy desperately increases the attack, there is breakthrough coming just around the corner.”
“The enemy’s number-one strategy is to steal our security in the love of the Father.”
“Fear or faith? Which one will you build your life on? You will have to make this choice over and over again.”
“The power of our worship, faith in Him, and declaration looses the power of darkness off of our lives.