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Discernment

Discernment: 40 Days

I hope you see that all of these tools help in some way simulate what Jesus was up to during His 40 days spent in the wilderness.  During that time, Jesus had nothing with him but stuff provided by God. Jesus removed all the stuff of the world from His experience; Jesus cut out the clutter.  But Jesus ALSO replaced the clutter with stuff that helped Him discern God’s will. That’s what these tools are about – finding some things to replace the clutter in your life, finding some things that direct your focus to God’s will for your life.  If you practice one or more of these things for 40 days, I am confident you will become much more at ease with this discernment thing…even with the seemingly tiniest decisions in your life.

Discernment: Cut Out the Clutter

I hope by now you’ve got the point.  One of the best and first ways to know God’s will is to start cutting the clutter of stuff the competes with God’s will from your life.  When you do, you may find you have more time on your hands that you can use to listen for God and more time you can use doing what you believe God wants you to do.  When you do, you may even find that you have more money in your hands to spend in the way God wants you to spend it. And you very likely will find that you’ve got more time to spend with other people who are also trying to discern God’s will for their lives…and so those people can become resources to help you better discern God’s will.

Discernment: It’s for Everybody

And while some people have a special gift for discernment…just like some people have a special gift for prayer…EVERY person can in some way discern the will of God.  YOU can in some way discern the will of God…for ANYthing…as long as you take the time to ask and listen. If you want some specific tools for how to do this, come back next Sunday.