Thursday, May 17, 2007

Gray Matters

With New Attitude just a week away I thought it may be appropriate to focus on the topic of discernment since that will be the topic of NA07. Eric Simmons has done a wonderful series on discernment called Graymatters and you can listen to the messages online. He has also written a kind of summary of the messages on Boundless.org. He gives five principles for growing in discernment that have implications for our daily lives:

  • Imitate God
  • Distrust your heart
  • Think biblically
  • Involve others
  • Decide to worship
Eric gives the following verse and insight on discernment:

Hebrews 5:14 says, "Solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.""Notice something in this passage: There's no mention of gray. There's good, and there's evil. And how do you tell the difference? Discernment. Just because something is fuzzy or unclear to us doesn't mean it's fuzzy or unclear to God.

If we're honest we'll all admit we need to grow in discernment. But how? "


These messages and articles are a great tool to learn how to live, in the power of the grace given to us, discerning and God glorifying lives.


-Ryan-

1 comment:

kyle said...

Thanks for passing that on ry. I love the little flower bulletin points. nice touch.