Discernment, Do the Gray Areas Matter?

TERESA: Growing up, I viewed my ‘religion’ as a lot of rules. As a young teenager, I felt burdened with a list of do’s and don’ts. Seeing other people fail to keep the rules then trying to hide their failures, I became cynical and viewed many Christians as hypocrites. I used their behavior as an excuse to make my own set of rules. My ‘rules’ throughout my teen years were things like: do what you want, when you want, at the moment; do what makes you feel good and happy. By the time I was in my early 20’s, I realized ...

A Conversation on Discernment

Recently Teresa & Katrina had a discussion on discernment. Teresa was a little confused on some of the words that were being tossed around.  Have you ever been confused by the terms theology, doctrine, discernment? Would you be able to define them?

The conversation went something like what is written below. Grab a cup of coffee and read it, imagining you are part of the conversation.  Anywhere you would want to join the conversation, write your thoughts in the comment section at the bottom.  We can use this blog as one means to dialogue together as we firm up some foundational truths and journey this path to spiritual maturity and growth in Christ-likeness together. 

Discernment: Romans 12:2

This is our first week for the new leadership training. I am excited to begin this learning process with you!  The format we will be following is one chapter from the True Woman 201 book and then one doctrinal topic or truth from God’s word. The topic we will focus on this month is DISCERNMENT. This is such an important topic for us. Everyday we are bombarded with ideas, thoughts and choices. We need discernment to understand issues from God’s perspective and to sort out truth from error and good from bad. As we grow in discernment, it can remove some of the confusion in decision making. In some ways it can make life simpler and we all need that don’t we?!