What Spiritual Gift can change how you see the world and help you stop judging people?
In my journey to receive the gift of Charity the Lord told me which gift to ask for that will help me Suffereth Long. It was not the gift I was expecting! But, wow what a new way to look at Charity. I didn’t realize how important it is to see the world and especially God’s children how Christ does. I know this gift will help me with the gift of Charity. After you listen to the podcast I hope you will join me this month as I seek after this special gift.
President Boyd K. Packer often counseled “If all you know is what you see with your natural eyes and hear with your natural ears, then you will not know very much.”
Here is how Elder Bednar teaches.
“First, as we “read under the surface,” discernment helps us detect hidden error and evil in others.
Second, and more important, it helps us detect hidden error and evil in ourselves.
Third, it helps us find and bring forth the good that may be concealed in others.
And fourth, it helps us find and bring forth the good that may be concealed in us….
Discernment is so much more than recognizing right from wrong. It helps us to distinguish the relevant from the irrelevant, the important from the unimportant, and the necessary from that which is merely nice. The gift of discernment opens to us vistas that stretch far beyond what can be seen with natural eyes or heard with natural ears. Discernment is seeing with spiritual eyes and feeling with the heart— seeing and feeling the falsehood of an idea or the goodness in another person. Discerning is hearing with spiritual ears and feeling with the heart — hearing and feeling the unspoken concern in a statement or the truthfulness of a testimony or doctrine.” Elder Bednar
Notes from this episode —————————————————————————
The Merciful obtain Mercy by President Uchtdorf
See others as they may become by President Monson
What Lack I Yet Larry R Lawrence
Short video by Bednar
To understand or know something through the power of the Spirit. The gift of discernment is one of the gifts of the Spirit. It includes perceiving the true character of people and the source and meaning of spiritual manifestations.
The Divine Center by Covey
Real Love and Freedom for the Soul by Greg Baer
The Conscious Parent by Shefali Tsabary
1 Corinthians 2:14 – The things of God are spiritually discerned.
1 Corinthians 13:1-3
1:Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
44 he must needs have charity; for if he have not charity he is nothing; wherefore he must needs have charity.
45 And charity suffereth long, and is kind, and enviethnot, and is not puffed up, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil, and rejoiceth not in iniquity but rejoiceth in the truth, beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
46 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, if ye have not charity, ye are nothing, for charity never faileth. Wherefore, cleave unto charity, which is the greatest of all, for all things must fail—
47 But charity is the pure love of Christ, and it endureth forever; and whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it shall be well with him.
48 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, pray unto the Father with all the energy of heart, that ye may be filled with this love, which he hath bestowed upon all who are true followers of his Son, Jesus Christ; that ye may become the sons of God; that when he shall appear we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is; that we may have this hope; that we may be purified even as he is pure. Amen.