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Spiritual Discernment


Written by Danny E. Morris, a contemporary retired pastor and author, and Charles M. Olsen, a contemporary author.  This is an excerpt from their book “Discerning God’s Will Together.”

The purpose and goal of spiritual discernment is knowing and doing God’s will. We can easily become enamored with discernment definitions, strategies for holding meetings, the emotional rush of doing something new, or even the self-adulation for attempting to do something spiritual. The newness of our endeavor may compromise our vision if we fail to see the urgency of knowing and doing God’s will. We must keep our eyes and hearts on our purpose and goal.


Written by Renee Swope is a contemporary Christian author and speaker. This prayer is from The Manger of My Heart from Proverbs 31 Ministries.

God grant me the serenity

To accept the things I cannot change;

Courage to change the things I can;

And wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;

Enjoying one moment at a time;

Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;

Taking, as he did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it;

Trusting that he will make all things right if I surrender to his will;

That I may be reasonably happy in this life

And supremely happy with him forever in the next.

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