Discernment

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 until the day of Christ. Philippians 1:9-10

This is the second prayer from the New Testament in as many days. It too should be memorized and prayed over people. How desperately we need discernment and purity in the present age. There are just so many moral, financial, social, and ethical decisions we need to make. We need the wisdom that brings discernment. It’s a prayer we can plead with God over our own lives.

I believe we’re entering an extremely difficult time financially as a nation (actually throughout the world) and it may become very very tempting to fudge a bit, to cut corners just to scrimp and save all you can. I suspect that even our moral and ethical foundations will be challenged and tested. People will be watching us. Our lives will be an example for those who are watching. People are hungry for truth, for someone who actually “walks the talk.”

Begin to make a list of prayers in the Bible. I will be discussing them in the days to come. Then one by one, memorize them. Recite them over and over and over again. Then begin praying them over people. They will absolutely love you for it. 

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