Everyday Discernment: The Importance of Spirit-led Decision Making

Everyday Discernment: The Importance of Spirit-led Decision Making – Day 10

As I typed the number 10, I realized that today will conclude this devotional and a new one is coming soon. As I consider that we have gone through 9 days already and what it has shown and taught us about decernment and how it isn’t something we put on a shelf or is isolated to specific areas of our lives, I turn to the reality that we need it everywhere and all the time. I consider how the books that I read through COVID taught me the importance of turning to God and praying for wisdom and discernment all the time! So as we close out this time in this devotional, let’s make sure to grab hold of the importance and the power that comes through walking our lives with the Holy Spirit and ensuring we get discernment from Him prior to making decisions and even before we say something that we may later regret.

Let’s check out what wisdom we can receive today through the Everyday Discernment devotional by Tim Ferrara!

Life demands we make critical choices, but how can you do so effectively? Your ability to discern can make all the difference in what your future looks like. As you read, you will discover how to measure what you are taught against the truth of God’s Word, how to develop a life-giving connection with God, and the path to finding clear direction from the Holy Spirit.

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Scripture from Today’s Devotional:

‘ You have heard that it was said to the men of old, You shall not kill, and whoever kills shall be liable to and unable to escape the punishment imposed by the court. [Exod. 20:13; Deut. 5:17; 16:18.] But I say to you that everyone who continues to be angry with his brother or harbors malice (enmity of heart) against him shall be liable to and unable to escape the punishment imposed by the court; and whoever speaks contemptuously and insultingly to his brother shall be liable to and unable to escape the punishment imposed by the Sanhedrin, and whoever says, You cursed fool! [You empty-headed idiot!] shall be liable to and unable to escape the hell (Gehenna) of fire. So if when you are offering your gift at the altar you there remember that your brother has any [grievance] against you, Leave your gift at the altar and go. First make peace with your brother, and then come back and present your gift. Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are on the way traveling with him, lest your accuser hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be put in prison. Truly I say to you, you will not be released until you have paid the last fraction of a penny. You have heard that it was said, You shall not commit adultery. [Exod. 20:14; Deut. 5:18.] But I say to you that everyone who so much as looks at a woman with evil desire for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye serves as a trap to ensnare you or is an occasion for you to stumble and sin, pluck it out and throw it away. It is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be cast into hell (Gehenna). And if your right hand serves as a trap to ensnare you or is an occasion for you to stumble and sin, cut it off and cast it from you. It is better that you lose one of your members than that your entire body should be cast into hell (Gehenna).’

Matthew 5:21-30

‘ [Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One),’

2 Corinthians 10:5

‘ Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that will].’

1 Thessalonians 5:18

‘ So then, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you may do, do all for the honor and glory of God.’

1 Corinthians 10:31

God’s Word is so amazing and will meet us right where we are at. God’s Word knows what we are going through and what we are facing and so chooses to give us wisdom to be able to know what to do and the discernment to know how to get it done.

Let’s be the dads who choose to lead with love! Let’s be the dads who choose to forgive rather than allow bitterness and anger to tear us down and get us off track from God’s plans and purpose for our lives! Let’s be the dads who don’t allow anger nor malice to take root in our hearts toward others! Let’s be the dads who don’t speak contemptuously and insultingly to others! Let’s be the dads who choose our words well because we discern and know that words have power and through the Holy Spirit will discern the right words to be spoken at the moment! Let’s be the dads who speak the truth in love! Let’s be the dads who think before we speak, remembering that what we will say must be truthful, helpful, inspiring, necessary, and kind! Let’s be the dads who don’t let things fester but instead take care of them as quickly as possible so that we don’t allow a bitter root to take hold in our hearts or an opening that the devil can use to try and manipulate us off track! Let’s be the dads who destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God! Let’s be the dads who capture our rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ! Let’s be the dads who no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks to God! Let’s be the dads who choose to live our lives in a way that will be for the honor and glory of God and bring honor and glory to God!

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Reading through today’s devotional, here are some takeaways for me: (check out the devotional on your own too to see if you pick up other nuggets, and please share your findings in the comments)

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Takeaways from Today’s Devotional:
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