John 14:26 But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative, that is, the Holy Spirit, he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.
Hi, there! Good Tuesday morning to you. Let’s jump right in, shall we? As I touched on yesterday, this week we will be focusing on learning as it relates to our experiences in this life. I believe that each day when we wake up and get moving, we enter the “classroom of life” where the Lord teaches us a ton of new things in various ways throughout the day. By learning and growing we ultimately evolve into the people we were created to be. I referred to Psalm 32:9- I will instruct you and teach you in the way that you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.
Today I want to talk about one of the ways that he teaches us, and that is through the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Now, if you’re like I once was, and sometimes still am, you may mistake this guidance for your own intuition or you may disregard it all together. But I do believe that he sends little messages or “nudges” , if you will, to us all day long to teach, guide & direct us.
An example of this for me would be when my body needs rest. By nature, I am the type of person that will go 16 (+) hours a day nonstop for days at a time without thinking twice about it. Although I feel tired and my mind a little cloudy, I will push through. Now, I know this is not good for me and that I need rest, but hey, I’m Super Woman, or so I sometimes think. After a while of doing this, my body just stops. It’s like a car that runs out of gas on the side of the road. It cannot go anymore. This generally happens twice a year, and results in me getting a cold and being in bed for a few days. See, when you don’t listen to and learn from the little nudges along the way, he stops you dead in your tracks. The good news is, at 44 years of age, I’m finally learning to REST! ;0)
What about when your eating a meal and it doesn’t agree with you? That’s a nudge. What about when you have a thought of calling a friend or visiting a neighbor? That’s a nudge. What about that knowing you shouldn’t do something that could be harmful to you? That too is a nudge. He is trying to teach us to refrain from eating that meal, to pick up the phone, to walk over , to keep from doing things that are not good for us. These nudges are opportunities to learn and grow. But, we must take the initiative to do so. Otherwise, they will likely be forced upon us over time and have results that we will not necessarily care for.
Alright guys, there we are for this Tuesday morning, but I want to hear from you. Is there something that the Lord has been trying to teach you in such a way? If so, leave me a comment or send me an email. Otherwise, I’ll plan on seeing you on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/thefaithfilledtraveler/ later today, and right back here bright and early tomorrow morning!