Topic: Growing In Discernment [Saturday December 30, 2017]
For a wide door of opportunity for effectual [service] has opened to me [there, a great and promising one], and [there are] many adversaries. — 1 Corinthians 16:9
Jesus lived His life by discernment. His discernment was not based on the superficial senses of His flesh—it was the result of His intimate communion and relationship with His Father God.
This same gift of discernment is available to you and me through our relationship with God.
So how does it work? Before you do anything, you must quickly check with your spirit to see if the thing you are about to do is okay. If you have peace, then proceed. But if you are uncomfortable, confused or frustrated, remain still.
For instance, at times I’ve been at the mall getting ready to purchase something, but before I reached the checkout counter, I sensed a frustration in my spirit, which was like a nudge from the Holy Spirit not to make the purchase.
The exciting thing about moments like these is every time you and I choose to listen to and follow the Holy Spirit’s promptings, our spirits grow stronger in God, and more and more of God’s power is released in our lives to operate in the fruit of the Spirit.
Yield to the Holy Spirit and follow His promptings and you will grow in the same discernment that Jesus walked in.
Prayer Starter: God, I don’t want to make decision based on my own superficial or selfish desires. I want to walk in discernment. As I check with You when I’m making decisions, frustrate the desires I have that are not of You, and give me peace to follow Your way.