Truth for Today
“And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ…” Philippians 1:9-10
Thought for Today
Discernment is much more than just decision making. It is the movement from seeing things simply from a human perspective to seeing from a spiritual vantage point, continually looking for evidence of the work of God in order to join him in it.
Discernment helps us to distinguish the real from the phony, the true from the false in the external world but also in the interior world of our own thoughts and motives. As we become more attuned to these subtle spiritual leadings, we are able to distinguish between what is good (that which moves us toward God and His calling upon our lives) and what is evil (that which draws us away from God).
Discernment is a quality of attentiveness to God that, over time, develops into the ability to sense God’s heart and purpose in any given moment. Cultivating the habit of discernment means we are always seeking the movement of God’s Spirit so we can abandon ourselves to it.
Prayer for Today
Father, I want to grow in spiritual discernment. Jesus, help me to know the true from the false. Holy Spirit, I want to be sensitive to Your subtle leadings each day. Amen.