Discernment means living life prayerfully—bringing oneself to God as honestly and completely as possible, seeking God’s guidance as openly as possible, and then, in faith, responding as fully as possible. A life lived this way, trying to bring all one’s faculties into harmony with God’s transforming grace, is consecration in practice. ~ May, Gerald G. Addiction and Grace: Love and Spirituality in the Healing of Addictions (p. 163). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.
Discernment. Not a word heard often.
The ability to judge well.
But more to the point, perception
in the absence of judgment
with a view to obtaining
spiritual guidance and understanding.
Carrying the Latin meaning
to separate, divide, distinguish, discern.
In harmony with God.
Consecration in practice.