SPIRITUAL DISCERNMENT REVEALS THE ANSWER
On a scale from 1 to 10; with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest; what would you rate your level of spiritual discernment? Hear me clearly, Sis! We are not measuring a woman’s intuition nor are we weighing a woman’s level of suspiciousness. Both of these are carnal character traits. We need to rate our level of spiritual discernment.
So, let’s ask the $64,000 question. What is discernment? Discernment means “to distinguish, to separate by diligent search, to examine.” That sounds like a lot of tedious work. It is, Sis! It is. But we’re discussing spiritual discernment. Spiritual discernment allows the Holy Spirit to do the searching and separating. So we have to ask; how does a lady become filled with righteous or spiritual discernment?
Another great question! We must start with The Word of God. The Amplified Bible says, “But solid food is for the [spiritually] mature, whose senses are trained by practice to distinguish between what is morally good and what is evil.” Hebrews 5:14. This Scripture lets us know that a spiritually mature woman who reads the Word develops discernment and discernment will reveal to her what is fact and what is fiction. Righteous discernment will completely expose the false prophet and reveal the true prophet. A woman of discernment easily knows when a blood-thirsty wolf is dressed in pure-white, cuddly, and cute sheep’s clothing. The discerning woman is not easily tricked by Satan’s masquerades. The devil’s keen knavery is just one reason women must be diligent to read the Word. Call To Action: Develop a consistent system for personal and corporate Bible Study.
The enemy is so subtle in his trickery that he will even have women lie to themselves. One of the biggest lies that Christian women believe is, “I can make it without consistent time in the Word and prayer.” Be discerning! God’s discerning woman will regularly say, “Satan, you’re a liar! I will NOT compromise.”
Satan will have others try to defraud women, as well. There are 8 types of false statements that God’s women need to be aware of. They are: white lies, broken promises, stories that have been made up (fabrication), bold-faced lies, exaggeration, underhandedness or deception, and plagiarism. Each mistruth is skillfully designed to tamper with a Godly woman’s sense of reality. Diabolical!
Discernment is like having an index finger pointing directly to what is factual and another index finger pointing to what is fiction. Discernment quiets every voice except the voice of truth. When we get it right, discernment will unveil manipulators and pull the covers off of those with hidden agendas. Spiritual discernment provides accurate and truthful details. Sometimes people will expose other people for selfish reasons. But spiritual discernment is reliable exposure. This discernment does not operate with ulterior motives. It is a precious insight that should be pursued so we can make right choices in our daily lives.
In a world that is filled with trickery; God’s women need strong spiritual discernment. Discernment can lead to wise decision making. In addition to a strong connection to The Word, prayer is essential to developing Christian discernment. The Psalmist prayed, “Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments.” Psalms 119:66.
Women of Faith, it is my prayer that you continue to grow in spiritual discernment. I want you to be highly vigilant and keenly aware when the enemy is lurking with a plot to steal, kill, and destroy. Happy spiritual growth!
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Lady Melissa F. Fields
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