Sunday, 7 August 2016

10 Minute Daily Retreat: August - Gift of Counsel (Right Judgement)

Read the Word of God with a prayerful heart.
By Jane Borg (No.214)
'…be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.  Romans 12:2

When we have a decision to make, especially if it involves a moral response, we can feel this battle inside us – which way should I go? What action should I take? Should I give into temptation just this once?

I still think of the Disney cartoon with the little devil with the pitchfork. He sits on a character's shoulder while a little angel sits on the other, each whispering into the character's ear. It can feel like that, especially if we are not spending regular time with God so that he can teach us the right way to walk and the right decisions to make. Even if we do pray, these decisions will face us all the time.

Luckily one of the gifts God gives us through his Holy Spirit is the ability to judge whether a thought, word or action is leading towards God or away from God.

Let us pray for an increase in that gift so that we can move closer to God and bless others with every decision we make.

Jane Borg