Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day!!

Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the overcast day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it!

Since this is a momentous day in the history of our country, as those of you who haven't voted know, I will just send scripture and a note on discernment.


From the Promise Bible NLT:

When I am confused, where do I turn for clarity, wisdom, understanding and direction?

James 1: 5-8 If you need wisdom--if you want to know what God wants you to do--ask him, and he will gladly tell you. He will not resent your asking. But when you ask him, be sure that you really expect him to answer, for a doubtful mind is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. People like that should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. They can't make up their minds. They waver back and forth in everything they do.

Psalm 119:125 Give discernment to me, your servant; then I will understand your decrees.

Discernment is the ability to interpret events and to understand the true names of people and situations. Discernment is an aspect of wisdom. It enables us to see behind the facades that made the truth. Discernment shows us the way through the maze of options that face us. Like the sun that burns away the fog, discernment cuts through confusion and distractions. Whereas the devil is the "father of lies," God is the father of the truth, and he gives discernment to those who seek it.

1 Corinthians 2:12-16 God has actually given us his Spirit (not the world's spirit) so we can know the wonderful things God has freely given us. When we tell you this, we do not use words of human wisdom. We speak words given to us by the Spirit, using the Spirit's words to explain spiritual truths. But people who aren't Christians can't understand these truths from God's Spirit. It all sounds foolish to them because only those who have the Spirit can understand what the Spirit means. We who have the Spirit understand these things, but others can't understand us at all. How could they? For, "Who can know what the Lord is thinking? Who can give him counsel? But we can understand these things for we have the mind of Christ.

Those who believe in Jesus Christ will find that God gives them a new perspective on life. We have the mind of Christ, coming primarily from God's word. It also comes through the Holy Spirit's guiding our thoughts and decisions.

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!

Love and hugs,