If we are not heedful to the way the Spirit of God works in us, we will become spiritual hypocrites. We see where other folks are failing, and we turn our discernment into the gibe of criticism instead of into intercession on their behalf. The revelation is made to us not through the acuteness of our minds, but by the direct penetration of the Spirit of God.
One of the subtlest burdens God ever puts on us as saints is this burden of discernment concerning other souls. He reveals things in order that we may take the burden of these souls before Him and form the mind of Christ about them. As we intercede God is able to convey His mind to us about the one for whom we intercede. We are to get His view about the people for whom we pray.
by Oswald Chambers
i've been practicing "forming the mind of Christ" about others this week; choosing discernment, and loving others through prayer instead of quick judgment. i'm finding myself to be more in-love with people. i don't want to fight the world, i want to fight for it.