What are we willing to do/change in order to find the way to life? The Spirit will show us the way IF we are willing.
28 In the path of righteousness is life,
and in its pathway there is no death.
Jesus changed everything on how we are to look at ourselves, salvation, and our relationship with Him and each other with this teaching:
3 and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whoever humbles himself [takes this lowly position] like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:3-4
We started life wrong without the Holy Spirit within us. We have to be born again, this time by/with the Spirit (see John 3:5). We, then, must continue as little children spiritually in order to learn complete dependence on Him. We must unlearn what we have learned and learn it correctly, such as:
- The world teaches Independance. The Spirit teaches complete dependence on Him.
- We can’t learn it all in a day. Trust comes through time with acceptable behavior. We learn to trust Jesus as we go through life with Him. We don’t have to worry about Him trusting us–He knows us all too well! Just remember that “Love (Jesus) always trusts (1 Cor. 13:7).”
- We must learn the 101 courses before we can learn the 201 courses. Our spiritual skills are wisdom, discernment, discretion, knowledge, discipline, understanding, prudence, and especially guidance. Once we learn to hear and follow the leadership of the Holy Spirit, we can graduate to the next set of classes: Experience, hardship, and suffering. NOTE: It is the LORD’S prerogative to mix up the courses. BE READY!
- Repetition is how we learn best. We don’t count the times we fail; we count the times we succeed. Jesus knows how many times we will try before we have success and He rejoices in that truth (1 Cor. 13:6).
How do we begin the process? We are already in it! We up our game tremendously when we saturate our minds with His Word. When we immerse ourselves in it, we connect with Him and He teaches us. Lets DIVE into His Word TODAY!