Today’s principle focus is on being teachable.
Scripture of the day:
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:29
Today’s Positive Words of Affirmation and Encouraging Words to Live By:
“Today I will devote my day to being open to God to teach me something new, and I will begin apply it.”
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING TEACHABLE
You have heard it said before, “When the student is ready the teacher appears”. My question to you, how far can the student go, if he isn’t willing to be taught? NO WHERE! Showing “up” to class isn’t enough!
It is one thing to say, “I want to LEARN this or that”, it is another thing entirely though, to ask a mentor to teach you something and than take it home and practice what you were taught, until you get it right. That is what it means to be teachable.
YOU ARE MORE TEACHABLE THAN YOU THINK
If you have watched television in the last 24 hours, you were taught something new. Grocery stores, coffee houses, churches, friends…. We are all being taught something new, as we are exposed to more and more things. Today’s focus is on becoming aware of our “teachability” and what is it exactly that we are learning?
THERE IS POWER IN SUBMITTING TO THE AUTHORITY FIGURE
For the last six months, I have been witness to my husband go from being a really really “good” golfer, to a really really “great!” golfer. It has been in these last six months that he has submitted to his instructor and done exactly what he has taught him to do. In Jeff’s desire to be a better golfer; he has submitted himself to the expect, put himself in a teachable state of mind, learned a new processes, and in turn is on his way to becoming the best in a field which is now narrowing by quite a bit.
This is what our relationship must be like with Christ, totally teachable. if your relatIonship is one of being teachable by Christ, than you need not be worried about who He uses to mentor you in the natural.
Whatever we see in the physical was first made known in the spiritual. I.E. When I submitted to Christ completely to writing a book, a Publisher showed up. I could trust the Publisher, because Christ brought him to me as my devotion lay with Christ and not the Publisher.
- You must have the God-given desire and vision to improve (Be a better father, mother, employee, student, child)
- You must submit to an expert in that area (You must be willing to listen, learn and obey)
- You must be ready to learn (Taking notes, reading books, thinking about the process- not just sleep-learning)
- You must do (You have been given the tools, now you must apply them)
The fear tendency for most Christian’s, is that they begin to think that if they submit to another man, they are going to end up giving Lordship up to that man. scripture says: “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.” Eph 5:21
Jesus says if you learn from Him, you will have rest in your souls. This is so true, because our work is sooo much easier when we know how to do something! Unless you are a hermit, living in the woods alone, you are learning everyday, every minute. However if the desire of your heart is to be a plumber, and that is what you feel God has told you to do, you will need to have someone on this earth to teach you how to become a plumber. If this is you today, and you desire to learn something new, let the Lord bring you an expert. Don’t just go to any Tom, Dick, or Harry, ask God to send you an expert. You have the Spirit of excellence on you, and a cut rate teacher… is NO teacher at all!
My Prayer Today,
Father God, today I want to say thank you for making my yoke easy and my burden light. I understand that with You all things are possible and in that knowledge I know that You will never ask me to do something that you do not think that I am prepared enough to do. You want me to succeed, not fail. You want me to SHINE! Your Word says “What do you do with a lamp that is lit? Do you put it under a chair or a bush.. NO! You put it up on a hill!” I want to learn from you Father, and I want to be open to learn new things from the Godly men and women who YOU bring in my life through my seeking of You. I trust you will send to me the right person, at the right place, at the EXACT right time! Thank You Lord in Your Son Jesus’ name AMEN!
May the Lord bless you today and send you someone in your path that you may be able to learn new something from,
Did you know???
That the oldest school on record is The King’s School in Canterbury, Kent. It is a British public school which originated as a medieval cathedral school, and it is often claimed to have been founded in AD 597 by St. Augustine, making it the world’s oldest extant school. This is based on the fact that St. Augustine founded an abbey (within the current school’s grounds) where it is known teaching took place. When the dissolution of the monasteries occurred in the reign of Henry VIII, the school was refounded as the King’s School, Canterbury.
Monasteries started out as and mostly received funding (by donation) and their notoriety for being free school systems (by the monks) to the poor. They were the first “schools” to reach out to the community and teach the under privilege people how to read and write. The King’s School still stands and was established only 597 years after Christ’s death! That’s a lot of teachers… AND students!
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