There is a difference between being taught and learning, is there not? For instance, God has been teaching me things for a long time, but I keep falling short and realizing I'm not learning those things He has been teaching me.
However, since taking a vacay from my shop, I've finally started to listen...and with that came learning.
((in list form, of course, here is a little bit of what the Lord has been teaching me lately))
No matter how screwed up I am or how far I try to run from God and His perfect will ((yes, it's as stupid as it sounds, running from His perfect will)), He will still make me flourish and grow from the broken earth that I'm planted in. As Gungor sings in one of their songs, "He makes beautiful things, He makes beautiful things out of dust. He makes beautiful things, He makes beautiful things out of us."
I need to be praying BIG things for my marriage because I serve a BIG God who can accomplish them.
Don't be afraid to pray specific things...like REALLY specific. He may just answer them immediately. ((more on this one soon.))
Missions can and IS being done on a local level. You don't have to go across the world to make disciples. The gospel will go forth wherever the Lord calls you, even if that's right there in the city and/or state you're currently residing. It took us a while to figure that one out ;)
There is freedom in surrender.
Not asking for help is like telling God, "You aren't big enough for what's going on, don't worry Big G, I got this."
((and um, that's dumb))
He makes all things new.
He gives and takes away.
Just because something is going really well, doesn't mean He won't close the door...or ask YOU to close it.
and because this verse is always an encouragement and a peace giver to my anxious heart:
Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.
what have you been learning lately?