Sandy Warner ~ ~ ~ ~



My son wrote a book called, “One Minute Mysteries” and they are brain teasers that teach people lateral thinking.  His first book sold so well that the publishing company asked him to write a second one and that is also doing well.   


I had never heard of the term or idea of lateral thinking before and have been very impressed with his gift to write these riddles.  In my own spiritual language,  I guess lateral thinking would be a cross between discovering what is quickened and what is a word pun, and then coming up with that non presumptuous “Ah Hah” moment of truth that is hiding just below the surface.


The other day we played a few as a family game and it was so much fun.  The idea is to ask questions that produce yes or no answers, until you can solve the riddle.  I found I could come up with tons of questions that triggered the perfect clues to provide the right answers. However, I was not able to apply the clues to come up with the answer.  Everyone else took the clues that my (outrageous) questions produced and came up with the answers. 


I thought that some of my questions were appearing really stupid, but they were the ones that were leading others down the right track to find the answers.  I realized that it was a presumptuous mindset to consider my questions stupid and that was the whole idea about lateral thinking is to overlook the obvious and consider a different viewpoint. 


When I was a kid on car trips, my Dad would say he was thinking of something and we would have to ask questions until we could apply all the yes and no answers to figure out what he was thinking of.  My first question was always, “Is it bigger than a bread box?”


REVELATION: After pondering this, I was so tickled when the Lord opened my eyes to see that His Word was spoken over my life so many years ago.  My “DAD” would think of something and I asked questions (sought him) to discover what he was thinking.  I always asked, “Is it bigger than a bread box?” This was my hidden calling since I was just a tot and learning how to ask questions!  My Heavenly Father was going to give me a calling to give His living bread to others, and the bread He would provide for me was bigger than a bread box!


This is an excellent example of how God speaks to us through intimate details in our lives and we don’t realize it until He opens our eyes to see them.


Luke 11:3 NKJV

Give us day by day our daily bread. 


John 6:48-51  NKJV

I am the bread of life.  Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and are dead.  This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die.  I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread , he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world." 




Words from the The Quickened Word are excerpts from the journals of Sandy Warner.  To better understand how God speaks, read Sandy’s book, “101+ Ways God Speaks, And How to Hear Him.”  Website:    Email:  







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