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Unlearn and learn from the Master

Verse for Today: Saturday, July 04, 2011
Psalms 25:5 – Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; for You I wait all the day.

Experience is often considered a great teacher. As we go through the various experiences in life, we learn great lessons which help us to do or refraining from doing certain things in future life. For the child of God, these experiences are ways by which our God leads us on a daily basis. He takes us through these ways to teach us spiritual lessons in faith and trust in Him. We are not to waste these learning experiences which our Lord designs for us with specific purposes. He taught people like Abraham, Jacob, David, Nehemiah, Paul, David and others marvelous life principles through experience. As we go through life by walking with Him each day, He teaches us newer lessons through newer and different experiences. These experiences often become harder day by day. An experience today with its lessons doesn’t mean that we have completed our learning and have graduated. Each lesson has its own uniqueness. Learning these lessons in life through bitter and painful experiences is not easy at all. Job had to learn the worst way, but that helped Him to realize that all things are possible for our Lord. Nehemiah earned lessons of persistence. Gideon learned that the Lord will work even in our nothingness. Abraham learned that faith accomplishes the impossible. The disciples learned to trust the Lord in all circumstances. David learned to sing even in the midst of harsh experiences and when there was seemingly no hope. Peter learned to sleep at the brink of imminent death. John learned to receive revelations in loneliness. If we are keen, we can all learn such lessons each day in the experiences that our Lord takes us through to strengthen our faith and trust in Him and to progress into learning greater lessons in the days to come. We never complete the course in one or two days, but it is a life-long opportunity until we graduate into His presence to dwell there forever. We also need to do a lot of unlearning so that our slate will be clean for Him to write newer and dynamic spiritual lessons.

Dear friend, are you aware of the fact that you are on a life-long course of learning as you walk with the Lord each day? You are given the privilege to walk hand in hand with your Teacher. He has useful lessons to teach you to strengthen your spiritual life. The mundane things in life like food, clothing and shelter are His provisions on the way so that you can focus on the greater lessons He wants you to learn rather than on the basic needs. You need to develop a thirst for newer spiritual lessons each day as the deer pants for the brooks of God. He wants you to trust Him no matter what your circumstances and situations are. Unless you are willing to take His yoke of learning, it would not be possible for you to learn. As you learn lessons, He gives you opportunities to put it into practice every day and continue to learn newer lessons. He taught Abraham great lessons in faith which helped him to know Him as Jehovah-Jirah at Mount Moriah. Jacob learned great lessons of brokenness at Peniel and Hebron, and later in Egypt. Joseph learned great lessons in faithfulness all through his life which helped him save the whole world, but God used him to primarily save the genealogical link of Abraham to Jesus. Let us today not become weary of learning lessons that our Master wants us to learn. His lessons are neither to hurt us nor to cause pain and misery, but to help us learn unforgettable lessons about Him and His ways. He wants us to desire such learning experiences each day. Let us today seek to learn from Him and enrich our lives of faith so that we can trust in Him better every day in all our circumstances.

Psalms 25:9 – He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them His way.

Thought for Today
In mercy He teaches us, but we need to learn in grace and practice in humility.

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