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The ability to see is a great gift. I’m not referring to physical sight, but vision, perception, and discernment.
Helen Keller, the deaf and blind author and lecturer of the 1900s, made this statement, “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.”
To be spiritually strong and victorious, we need spiritual vision, perception, and discernment. Discernment is especially important. Spiritual discernment is the ability to know, sense, be aware of things happening in the invisible spiritual realm around you. While this may sound a bit weird or strange, it’s not. Spiritual discernment is simply the spiritual sensitivity that enables you to recognize, move quickly and accurately discern what is of God, and what is not.
This is extremely important and valuable in our spiritual battles. If we don’t recognize schemes, attacks, and temptations of the devil targeting us, we’re more likely to become victims and casualties of them.
Look at what Peter the apostle wrote about this in 1 Peter 5:8 (NLT) “Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.”
Peter emphasized alertness. He told us to, “watch out,” or to be aware of the devil’s schemes so that we would not be deceived by them.
How do you grow your spiritual discernment? Simply saturate yourself with God’s Word, spend time with God in sincere, humble worship, and your spirit will become more sensitive to God’s Holy Spirit, and more alert to the devil’s attacks!