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She poured milk over her Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, grabbed a spoon and sat at the table for breakfast. Her nose crinkled and her eyes narrowed. "Mom, there is something wrong with this milk."
Sure enough, it was sour and thankfully we had a fresh carton in the refrigerator and she sampled it first before preparing her breakfast again.
We know what good milk tastes like because we've experienced it. And when we taste something that does not measure up, then we are immediately aware that something isn't right.
We know the difference because we can compare what isn't against what should be.
Our discernment is spot on when milk is bad, but what about discernment in other things?
What is it, why do we need it, and how do we get it?
What is Discernment?
Discernment is the ability to judge well, to gain spiritual guidance or understanding.
When we discern we:
A robin landed on my fence this morning, it is a beautiful sign of Spring, one I needed. This winter has been fierce with cold temperatures and record-breaking snowfalls.
I'm over it.
Ever been in one of those seasons and you're over it? You can't wait for it to end and the new one to begin?
It's hard not to grumble and complain when our heart is tired of the current season and we eagerly anticipate the next one. Isn't it.
Just this morning, I stood in the shower and had a very raw conversation with the Lord.
I reminded him (as if he needs reminding), that the last few years have been hard, there have been things I've been contending for and, frankly, I'm tired of plowing and planting and not seeing a harvest. Of watching the seeds just die in the ground. I'm tired of the wilderness and its barrenness.
I'm over it.
Yet I declare. I will see the promises of the Lord!
And then I remind him what those promises are; as if he didn't know.
Then, of course, God speaks to my heart right...
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