Spiritual discernment: a query

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From Twin Cities' Friends Meeting

“Discernment . . . in ordinary life is simply the ability to distinguish or separate things out. In principle, spiritual discernment is no different. It is the activity of the soul in deepening its relationship with God . . . its most obvious application in Quaker life is in the process of weighing the words given in ministry at a meeting for worship.”

Source: John Punshon, Encounter With Silence: Reflections from the Quaker Tradition, p.77, Friends United Press, 1987

What helps you distinguish that your ministry is of God’s prompting, and not of your own?

How do you discern that your ministry is spirit-led?