Greetings fellow sojourners!
“And I pray this: that your love will keep on growing in knowledge and every kind of discernment.” Philippians 1:9
Discernment is a must in this generation. The knowledge we gain from media and entertainment sources would have us discern our life will never be found in a Godly perspective. We must sense truth from error. How is this accomplished? By knowing the word of God which equips us to discern.
Can we join Paul in praying for a strong reckoning within our hearts of the magnitude of love God has for us? Can we unite in prayer that His truth will abound within us with such fullness we overflow with HIS knowledge and discernment? This fullness should lead us to advance from a knowledge that sits to a knowledge that puts into practice what we know.
Do we have a kind of knowledge that beholds God’s word with such delight that our soul is gleefully moved to fulfill this truth in our daily life? Do we discern there is a real difference in the things of God and the things of the world (which if not careful, becomes our own thinking)? That there is an excellent way? You were born of God; do you seek to know your Father or do you stand at a prideful distance insisting to know yourself more? To ‘keep on growing in knowledge’ means to have full and complete knowledge of the things of God. Does this motivate you to the core on a daily basis? Do you discern what is right and shrink from what is wrong? Do you instruct your heart and soul to live for Jesus? What would this look like in your life?
The mature is someone who has control over their mental habits. Are you currently training your thoughts to have full and complete knowledge of the things of God? Are you able to discern what is good and what is evil?
“But solid food is for the mature — for those whose senses have been trained to distinguish between good and evil.” Hebrews 5:14
The more we lean into acquiring knowledge of God, the more our mind is renewed and the more we are conformed to the image of our Creator.
“You are being renewed in knowledge according to the image of your Creator.” Colossians 3:10
In His grace,
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Also…WOC is planning a medical mission trip to Guatemala. Each small group has been requested to make a donation towards this trip. Our group has been asked to donate 25 bottles of Acetaminophen for children and 400 (total individual count) acetaminophen chewable for children. Expiration for both must be after May 2018. If you are interested in participating in this donation please bring your items this Wednesday the 22nd or next Wednesday the 29th. Thank you!