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Cry for Discernment -Thursday, March 15th, 2007

“For if you cry for discernment, lift your voice for understanding; if you seek her as silver and search for her as for hidden treasures; then you will discern the fear of the Lord and discover the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity, guarding the paths of justice, and He preserves the way of His godly ones. Then you will discern righteousness and justice and equity and every good course. For wisdom will enter your heart and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.”
~ Proverbs 2:3-10


Have you ever felt the power of prayer in your life? Literally to the point where you know the Spirit interceded on your behalf? Well, yesterday I had this happen. I was at a church in Carrollton, and I was not planning on asking a certain individual to speak at the evening worship services. For some reason, I had my mind that I wasn’t going to ask him. I have no idea why. There was no reason, except I was going to introduce his church to The Dallas Revival and that was it. He is a well-respected individual in the Pentecostal church. He is deep man of faith, but I just wasn’t going to ask him. And the strange thing is, I had this thought already made up in my mind. But as I was listening to him speak, my prayer was, “Lord, please continue to grant me discernment and wisdom in this situation.” I wanted to do what the Lord wanted, and not what I wanted.

Let’s just say, that after three of us spent some time in prayer at the end of our meeting, my mind had completely changed. And no, I didn’t operate on emotion. I felt the gift of discernment played a vital role in me asking this individual to participate in the upcoming 40-day tent revival. This is exactly what Solomon indicated in the Proverbs when he wrote, “For if you cry for discernment, lift your voice for understanding; if you seek her as silver and search for her as for hidden treasures; then you will discern the fear of the Lord and discover the knowledge of God.” I was completely at peace when I asked this man to speak. I was granted discernment. And as soon as I asked this man to speak, he immediately opened up and shared his past about his experiences with tent revivals. In fact, he showed me pictures of a tent-revival ministry he had over the course of life. Unbelievable! God is so good. May the Almighty God be the one given the praise and honor; for He is the one who grants us daily wisdom and knowledge.

As I got home that evening, I was reflecting on thankful how the Lord worked so mightily and evident to me personally in that meeting. Yet, even before I could tell my wife, I received one more confirmation about that meeting I had. I turned on my computer, and received a specific email from a lady out our local church. All she indicated was that at the morning prayer time, “We prayed for wisdom and discernment for you.” Thank-you Lord for the power of prayer! As a result of many prayers that day, I was able to “walk in the way of good men and keep to the paths of the righteous” (Proverbs 2:20). May each of us continue to pray that we will be able to “discern the fear of the Lord and discover the knowledge of God” in all situations, big or small.
- klm

" We cannot organize revival, but we can set our sails to catch the wind from Heaven when God chooses to blow upon His people once again."

- G. Campbell Morgan