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Spiritual Discernment [Part 2]

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April 27, 2022 6:00 am

Spiritual Discernment [Part 2]

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April 27, 2022 6:00 am

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Pastoral author and Bible teacher I will write much of the love of God and how much is for you recognize how much you need the Holy Spirit and in a trust relationship. Ask him to help you see you that's pastoral see your life in a whole new light on the New Britain excited for you to hear the teaching today.

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It can be yours for your donation this month to Alan Wright Ministries so as you listen to today's message go deeper as we send you today's special offer. Contact us at pastoralan.org that's Pastor Alan.large or call 877-544-4860 877-544-4860. More on this later in the program but right now let's get started with today's teaching here is Alan Wright. The more that we know we need God to discern truth, the more that it requires us to trust God and that there is an inextricable relationship up between our trust in God and our capacity to follow God and hear from God that discernment is related to a trust relationship is born out of the necessity of having our father guide us because of the GPS navigation stuff, you know, I have not been lost in a long time except a few years ago couple years ago and I had this delightful wonderful driving vacation.

The two of us. We went all the way into Vermont and it just kept expanded we decided we going to come back and so you know Eileen Eileen carry a map anymore. I think area Atlas in the car and I have every statement everything and blow up maps of use to get maximum AAA knowledge. They made to come back you just well we are coming out of this area Vermont it took us into Canada but on one of the main roads was fun I had scouted out through the Verizon website about how it was going to seamlessly work my phone.

We got in Canada and were on the back road and I look down and the phone is not working. The GPS is not working and we driven now into Canada, the French-speaking part and you know how it is in foreign countries.

The more rural area and the less likely sunlight speaks English well. I'm like, and there were no there was nothing there were no gas station in the woods. It was beautiful. I'm in the woods of a foreign country with no map and no GPS with completely little country and lost like that long time.

I eventually labeled pullover figure out switch I got older, something about our into a stable to finally come on the GPS. Michael okay were not going to just be lost forever out here but I'm just really lost me like you do not know where you are and no idea how it to you feel that you have not experience what it is to be direction. The more that you know that without the Holy Spirit you are lost in this world you do not know which backed the more you know the more you hunger for him and thirst for him all during our prayer time this morning. It was just kept coming, hungry and thirsting for God thirsting for direction, because without them you lost when my favorite texts on the most important in the Bible about discerning the way. Proverbs chapter 3 verse three.

Let not steadfast love is my favorite Old Testament word has said have said steadfast love means covenantal love. Let not have said and faithfulness for sake buying them around her neck take this faithful, steadfast covenantal love of God and wrap it around yourself, write them on the tablet of your heart you will find favor in good success in the side of God and man trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.

In all your ways acknowledge him, you make your speech straight your paths lean on your own understanding because you know that you own your be lost, but instead trust him, acknowledge him.

The word there is to know him.

Be not wise in your own eyes, fear the Lord turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bone's. The key to discernment having the Lord make your paths straight is a trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.

And I must say because I think part of my task is to keep in front of you all the lies of culture. In contrast to the truth of God. But the idea of lean not on your own understanding is completely contrary to the spirit of the age everything that you will hear is essentially saying in this world and the carnal world is don't let someone else tell you look inside yourself and discover the way we have tried to lead people into independence rather than interdependence. We have tried to teach people that they don't need anyone else and that authorities are just a threat for your autonomy I saw cellular phone commercial this week and was advertising a phone and a cellular service as a young man and the phone buzz and the caller ID came up and said mom and he hit the decline button like oh I don't talk to her. It was mostly funny.

Give me a break Alan Wright will have more teaching moment from today's important series which is the better marriage you don't need marketing you need more good news. Marriages like people are changed by human effort or even applying principles change by the gospel of grace sessions is my thing and lead you and your spouse into a fresh encounter with God of grace simple grayscale process that makes great communication. The freedom of forgiveness and the power of celebration to learn how to pray for your last one another with ground when you're in the video series licensing company is going through some special challenges find powerful transformational tree for your marriage. Marriage the grace of God is shared when you get Alan Wright Ministries. This broadcast is only possible because of listener financial support that we are in our final days of offering the special product. We are happy for Misty as I thanked him Alan Wright Ministries, 877-544-4860 877-544-4861 come to our website past Rowan.like today's teaching you once again is trust the Lord and lean not on your own understanding. Just as the world is different now. Just we breed mistrust. I am thankful for this I am thankful for the information revolution that has happened because through all of the Internet and all of this, our capacity to learn good is increased exponentially.

I'm thankful for, but also has led us into this idea that we can know everything will need a bug. I feel sorry for medical providers now because you know when I was a kid we wouldn't have wouldn't have a way of knowing anything so my pediatrician, Dr. Bembo anymore about what we had.

We go see Dr. Bembo and whatever he said that's what we did. What else we don't do. We couldn't go check up on Dr. memo and they love Dimetapp there was a drug called Dimetapp environment, no is unlikely to solve everything. Well Dr. memo was good. Not really what it was all under Google's family. We had the Britannica encyclopedia's MS all we had in two doors down the T hands, my good friends.

They had the world book encyclopedia, so they had a world book which was simpler and more to the point in the Britannica, which was more scholarly and hard for third writer to understand. But between the two of them I would use that I will do a report in school on bar. There's like this if there was a real Sears. Can we combine the Britannica. That's all we had winter set of encyclopedias in the neighborhood and if we want everyone in there. We did know that you will go to the doctor today in their life.I'm pretty sure I got such disease are rejected on the website.

The Mayo Clinic says is a web MD said pretty sure I need this drug that want to be in advertising is like we just we think that we don't need people and we are needy we must be independent interdependence and we are dependent upon God. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding is a good father knows everything and don't believe the lies of a culture that is you don't need somebody to help you. We need God AW Koser said God waits to be wanted student came to his rabbi and said Rabbi what does it mean the Shema of Deuteronomy that says thou shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your mind and all your soul and all your strength and the good Rabbi didn't say anything and said he took the student by the arm and led him to the river he waited out into the waters without saying a word and thrust the students head under the water and kept them there to the point that it seemed he would drown the student after what seemed an interminable amount of time he lifted the student up and as the student is gasping. The Rabbi said while you were under the water.

What did you want more than anything in the student said he said when your soul wants God as much is your long wanted air. Then you will come to know the meaning of the Shema, you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart to know yourself mind your father who's for you is for your discernment.

We have little discernment of our own and with we let that draw us into God in a trust relationship then deep deep need calls unto deep is the provision and what happens is that our discernment then by the grace of God grows as we mature. You can grow in your discernment. You grow in your capacity to recognize the character of God's voice. You learn that he doesn't shame that he doesn't lead by fear that he directs our steps by piece that he always builds our faith that sometimes he whispers, and sometimes he shouts any speech to each uniquely you learn as you grow and you mature and I think that maybe an older wiser more mature Joseph. Maybe he knows and recognizes that this is such a fulfillment of Scripture that he doesn't need an angel to come and tell him go ahead and marry this woman, but as a young man, he did.

Maybe as he's grown older and he matures, he doesn't need a dream to tell them that Herod is dangerous. Maybe just wise enough. By that time to know that Herod is a ruthless liar and murderer and so you need to be savvy you need to be innocent as a dove and wise as a serpent. As you mature in the Lord, you gain discernment and wisdom. This is God's plan and is important that that happen because you don't have as much energy as you want.

I have this this little theory about youthful energy and mature wisdom in their relationship.

There some sort of of serum here there some sort of a formula because what happens in life I've lived long now to experience it. Is that whether you care to admit it or not, you know your physical capacity and energy levels. Not what it once was. But that's all right because if you groan you got so much more maturity that you're able to make such better decision when I was a young young minister and man I dislike Kimberly I look back now, like the stuff I did at 11 o'clock at night.

You know my brain was just like a lot of 11 o'clock at night I'm writing things I like about 9 o'clock at night. My brain is I don't you try to think about talking about and I feel like that is a big image of God exists, maybe this will mean something to you but is like if you imagine you come into the woods and in you you you want to go to limbo falls on the pictures for this beautiful energy but imagine to come there all the different different arrived to see all the different trails different ways you can get there and the signs you know they're all over you don't know you don't know for sure which way to go and maybe you come first to a wide easy pass and it looks like maybe I should go that way. Or maybe there's a more narrow path and it goes off to the left or or maybe there's a rocky straight path that's ahead and make do I go that way. Or maybe there's a pretty path and it goes deeper into the woods work or maybe there's a well-defined path in it and it goes up the climb and so you imagine like there's intersection are five different paths in life.

Talk about life right you get is like this practice matters in which one Drago and I feel like as a young man you know I have so much energy that is like well I'm not totally positive about those go down this path, that's all right I'll run down the path. It is the wrong when I run back I got time is when you're young enough you can run down path one it was wrong. Run empath to drug rundown three. It was wrong. Run down. Therefore, it was wrong and finally get up at five, that's right. And you still have enough energy to get on the right path, but a little bit later on you might have energy rundown one or two wrong paths we don't got time and energy run L4 wrong and then you get some point in your life. I think I've gotten, there's like nine can't rundown all the baths all the time. I say but what I do have is more maturity in the Lord and I'm a much better chance by the grace of God, going on the right path.

First, so somehow it all works out. So the key is the key is when you're young as much wisdom as you can. And when your old walk in the discernment with the energy of the Holy Spirit.

But as you grow in you mature your discernment grows so when scientists think much of the love of God and how much is for you recognize how much you need the Holy Spirit's discernment and in a trust relationship.

Ask him to help you see and make your practice for a couple years now just been pausing a moment to die Jesus how you see this slow pause distraught without you give yourself a little pause minds.

Let me see this accurately in the variety line now and I'm in the slow traffic in the trucker that I have gotten wave model are met and discussed in an all gone by grace to you and everything you and now he's overlapping I hear like Windows ME is that mean I will run you over. Now I'm in the position and and I looked and he was waving his hand not a gesture of friendly come in to the lane I was a little nervous like yeah he's luring me and just try but I realize all in a flash what it happened completely opposite what I'd assumed what it happened was that when I discussed it with him 3 miles earlier, through my hand up like this.

He thought I was waving them into the lane so he came on in the lane thought the nicest driver on the road and then when I went by my license plates and grace to you, probably a deacon in his church is like that's my brother.

There so now were 3 miles down the road and he's got a chance to return the favor is like ammonium brother I will give you space right here all right on and waved goodbye where Fran you don't really know the situation what's going on. Guess what God's ask God. He loves to give wisdom and make you ever increasingly child discernment is the gospel are good news message spiritual discernment from the series higher power. We stay with us. Pastor Alan is back, you're in the studio shearing is sporting good news thought for the day in just a moment, the better marriage you don't need marketing you need more good news. Marriages like people are changed by human effort or even applying principles change by the gospel of grace sessions and lead you and your spouse into a fresh encounter with God's grace. A simple grayscale process that makes great communication discover the freedom of forgiveness and celebration to learn how to pray for your last one another with ground when you're in the video series licensing company is going through some special challenges find powerful transformational tree is for your marriage.

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Grace filled with grace and encouragement. Allen writes a daily blessing is free. Pastor got away Becker's studio is your Pastor Alan sporting good news thought for the day in spiritual discernment is located is because the guns and Lord I know you can see ahead with this road looks like it could you help me out. Sometimes it helps me also to say, will you show me the next step is mentioned in today's message God is so kind to remember when the GPS navigation systems first came out, were also dazzled by Reginald, but I remember having a pastor friend said you know that's where the Holy Spirit is you. You hear the voices is turning half a mile. Turn right 500 feet turn right under any just missed the turn but the boys didn't come on so you idiot.

That's it, you're on your own now is is recalculating your route, so listen beloved God is so good that if you've missed it doesn't say you gotta go back to point where you began to start over again. He says from where you are now. I want to get you to where I plan for you to go and he is for you. Being able to discern that direction may give you much grace to sensitively. Thanks for listening today. Visit us online@pastor.org or call 877-544-4860 877-544-4860 if you only caught part of today's teaching. Not only can you listen again online also get a daily email devotional that matches today's teaching delivered right to your email inbox free. Find out more about these and other resources@pastorout.org that's pastor out.O RG. Today's good news message is a listener supported production Allen right ministries


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