Posted by: Don Linnen | 29 June 2016


There are so many ways to go with this word in any table talk.

dis·cern·ment     [noun]

1. the ability to judge well.”an astonishing lack of discernment”

2. (in Christian contexts) perception in the absence of judgment with a view to obtaining spiritual direction and understanding.”without providing for a time of healing and discernment, there will be no hope of living through this present moment without a shattering of our common life”

Now for some table talk.

“If God wants a thing to succeed, you can’t mess it up. If He wants it to fail, you can’t save it. Rest and be faithful.”

Jennie Allen wrote those reassuring words. She did not tell us how to discern between temporary failure and hollow success.

She did remind us to be faithful.

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