WEEK 1, DAY 4

Silence and stillness before God (2 Min)

Read Philippians 1:1-11

Discern what is best

Verses 9-11

Discernment isn’t just the ability to know good from evil, but also the ability to know the difference between what is good and what is best. We all want that kind of discernment, and Paul teaches us it starts with what we love. We were made to love! In fact we will spend our lives loving something or someone – we can’t avoid it. Even if you swear to never love, it only expresses your love of self-protection. Paul urges us to be discerning, and love what is best.

Oswald Chambers said:
“Whenever our right becomes the guiding factor of our lives, it dulls our spiritual insight. The greatest enemy of the life of faith in God is not sin, but good choices which are not quite good enough. The good is always the enemy of the best.”

What do you love?
What do you think about when you have nothing to think about?
Where do you spend money effortlessly?
Where do you find joy and fulfillment?

Prayer

Father, forgive me. I too often love things and myself more than I love you. I find it easier to go down the road that I want to travel, than to stop and ask you to guide me. So Lord, be the light unto my path. Lead me and give me the gift of discernment that I might know what is best, so that I can follow you, wherever you might go.
Amen

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