Praying for Discernment 7: Sunday Selah

Praying for Discernment Day 7: Sunday Selah Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in your commandments. (Psalm 119:66, ESV) As we come before the LORD today in worship, may our hearts be touched with His wisdom and discernment. As His Spirit lives within us, these attributes are available to us if we desire and seek them. But I think one of the most beautiful displays of God’s deep love…

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Praying for Discernment 6: Weekly Thoughts

Praying for Discernment Day 6: Weekly Thoughts As we’ve looked this week at the need for discerning leaders, our prayer is that those who are leading well will mentor others with the gift of leadership. Becoming a great leader doesn’t just happen by accident; it’s developed over time as they watch, study and learn from others. And if you feel a burden for leading, whether it’s in political spheres, community settings, your…

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Praying for Discernment 5: A Discerning Leader

Praying for Discernment Day 5: A Discerning Leader But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil. (Hebrews 5:14, ESV) I am your servant; give me understanding. (Psalm 119:125, ESV) When was the last time you witnessed a leader without discernment, wondering how they ever made it into a leadership position? I’m guessing it won’t take you…

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Praying for Discernment 4: A Discerning Friend

Praying for Discernment Day 4: A Discerning Friend But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. (James 3:17, ESV) Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance. (Proverbs 1:5, ESV) I hope when you think about a discerning friend, one of your own friends quickly comes to mind. Having a…

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Praying for Discernment 3: Discernment in the Family Unit

Praying for Discernment Day 3: Discernment in the Family Unit My son, if you receive my words treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and…

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Praying for Discernment 2: Discernment in the Church

Praying for Discernment Day 2: Discernment in the Church Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to govern this your great people?  (1 Kings 3:9, ESV) When God told King Solomon to ask for what He should give him, the king didn’t ask for riches, good health, fame or happiness. He asked for wisdom. As we…

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Praying for Discernment 1: Discernment Defined

Praying for Discernment Day 1: Discernment Defined dis-cern-ment (noun)    1. The ability to judge well.    2. (Christian context) – Perception in the absence of judgment with a view to obtaining spiritual guidance and understanding.    3. Merriam-webster.com also states this definition: the quality of being able to grasp and comprehend what is obscure. It is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you…

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