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The Still Small Voice by Robert Weston

Power of

Peace - the Umpire

To discern means
‘To perceive or recognize clearly.’
Many Christians claim
to be filled with the Holy Spirit,
but how many of us
really exercise such discernment?

The Power of Discernment

Peace – the Umpire

The peace that Christ gives is to guide you in the decisions you make; for it is to this peace that God has called you together in the one body. (Colossians 3:15)

We considered previously the issue of prioritizing competing calls on our time. The sheer variety of choices we face can certainly be baffling. As we toggle between myriad television channels, shop online and venture further afield than ever before to visit or to vacation, who can deny that pleasures create their own pressures? May the Still Small Voice that would lead us to God’s highest priorities not get drowned out in the process!

‘In Me you may have peace,’ promised Jesus. The whole of His life demonstrated this extraordinary ability to be at one with His Father, even in the midst of endless demands and jostling crowds. To help us evaluate the choices we face, therefore, it is important to try to sense where the peace of God is leading.

For Reflection and Prayer

  Lord of Peace,
make us quick to spot where Your peace is leading –
and rightly uneasy when we are in danger of going astray.
We give you now the ‘leads’ we believe You have given,
and that we are doing our best to follow . . .
Overrule anything we have got out of balance;
bless and anoint all that truly is of You.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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