Week 3 - Using Godly Wisdom + Discernment

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    The prophet Amos said "Can two walk together unless they be agreed." (Amos 3:3)  While it is true that God truly desires an intimate relationship with all of his creation, the relationship is on His terms, not ours. So, if we are going to walk with God, we have to understand His will for our lives. This is why prayer is so important. Prayer is fellowship with God through Jesus Christ through which believers draw near to God and learn more of his will for their lives. It is more than just bringing our requests to God; it is a two-way communication. We must pause in prayer long enough to hear God's response as we pray.

    On this 30 day journey, we want you to grow in your relationship with God and your ability to know and discern the voice and will of God. In week 3, we focus on using wisdom + discernment to distinguish between God's voice and the voice of others


    Week 3: Using Godly Wisdom + Discernment

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    Preparing Our Hearts + Minds for Walking in Godly Wisdom + Discernment:

    Part of the challenge of walking in Godly Wisdom + Discernment is that the human mind does not readily understand God’s wisdom.  The Apostle Paul in his letter to the Corinthians writes:

    1 Cor 1:19 For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise;  the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.” 20 Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?

    This week, we will inquire of the Lord to prepare our hearts + mind to walk in Godly Wisdom + Discernment.



    Prayer Notes


    Confess to the Lord things that have hindered your relationship with Him (sins of commission, sins of omission)



    Ask God to give you a heart to please him no matter what the circumstances.  Ask God about areas in your life that are hindering that desire.



    Ask God for a spirit of humility and a willingness to turn to God for wisdom + instruction.



    Ask the Holy Spirit to continue to lead you in discerning truth.



    Ask God for boldness to be able to hear His voice and obey what He says to do no matter the difficulty.



    Ask God to deliver you from all fear and to trust in His name.



    Ask God for faith to trust in the sufficiency of His wisdom.




    Renewing Our Minds by Meditating on the Word of God:

    As we walk in Wisdom + Discernment, we need to allow our minds to be renewed to God’s wisdom.  This week, choose a passage to meditate upon.  If you need help, here are a couple of passages that you can choose from:  PSALM 8;  PSALM 15;  PSALM 32;  PSALMS 42;  PROVERBS 2; PROVERBS 3; or PROVERBS 16. 

    Remember, here are some ways that you can meditate on the Word of God.

    (1)     Read the passage at least 3 times each day.  As you read the passage, take time to read it slowly.  In at least 1 of those times, read the passage aloud.  You can also read the passage in various translations of the bible.  [biblegateway.com, bible.logos.com]

    (2)     After each reading, stop and take some time to listen.  Write down some of the thoughts or ideas that come from the passage.

    (3)     Pray through the passage.  Turn the passage into the first person.  e.g  [Psalms 1] “I am blessed because I will not walk in the counsel of the ungodly…”

    (4)     Memorize a part or all of the passage.

    (5)     Write a letter to God in response to the passage.

    (6)     Write down different ways that you can apply the passage to your life.

    (7)     Study other passages that are connected with the key points of this passage:  Delighting in the Lord; Seasons; The Lord Prospers; The Ways of the Wicked.


    Allowing God's Word to Lead Your Life:

    Pick an area that you have been having difficulty either implementing or deciding what to do.  Each day find a scripture that talks about the area that you are dealing with.

    At the end of the week, summarize what the scriptures say about the topic you have chosen.


       My Passage

    How does this passage lead you to walk in Godly wisdom that is pure: peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere






























    What does God have to say in His Word about the area that you are dealing with?