In 1 Kings 3:9 Solomon asked for a discerning heart. God longs to give good gifts to His children. (Matthew 7:11) James 1:5 says if any man lacks wisdom, he is to ask God who gives generously to all. We need discernment now more than ever, so that we don’t fall prey to satan’s schemes and tactics. 1 Timothy 4:1 says some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. That’s why we need to know who is teaching what, so that we can know who is speaking the word of truth correctly. The bible teaches us in Colossians 2:8 that we are to be on guard against hollow and deceptive philosophy-‘Don’t let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ.‘
God will give us the discernment we need for every situation and to help us with our talents that He has given us. We must ask Him and spend time in His word. Hebrews 4:12 tells us that the word of God is alive and active! God’s word judges our heart’s thoughts and attitudes. By reading His word and spending time with Him in prayer, we are digesting solid food, which helps us to distinguish good from evil. (Hebrews 5:14) We need discernment to understand God’s word (Psalm 119:125), which is another reason that it is imperative to be spending time with God in prayer. I know I have said it before, but it bears repeating, we make time for everything else, certainly spending time with the One who loves us the most is what we should be doing. The rewards are immense. I cannot even express the peace and joy that a life fully committed to the Lord brings. Oh, to be in His presence is such a treasure.
Our Lord and most holy heavenly Father,
You are awesome and amazing. You have given us so many things. We are thankful for Your word and the ability that You have given us to discern what is right and what is wrong. Your word says to ask and we shall receive that our joy might be full. (John 16:24) Today we pray for discernment. We ask that You would give us eyes to see, ears to hear and a heart that is receptive to Your truth. Help us to eagerly and fully digest Your word.
We need You, Lord. We need to be able to ‘spot the not.’ Help us to just know when a person, a teaching or a ministry is false. May we be wise, yet harmless. (Matthew 10:16) In the times that we need to judge things, please give us discerning eyes. (John 7:24) We need You. With You, we can do all things. (Philippians 4:13) With You, we are more than conquerors. (Romans 8:37) Lord, You know our hearts and our motives. They are not to have discernment so that we can belittle others or be proudful in ourselves, but rather so that we can in humility know how and what to pray for others.(Philippians 2:3-4)
Today, we humbly come before Your great throne seeking discernment. We praise and thank You for always being with us and for granting us the privilege of being called Your children. We love You and we pray asking all things in Jesus’ name.
If you do not know Jesus but would like to know more about Him, please read the following blog titled,
You Never let Us Go. God bless. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/you-never-let-us-go/