Last week I wrote about how we are all teachers in the world. However, I think it is very important that we realize we will never stop learning ourselves. There is always something new to learn. Not only that, but we always have things we need to, dare I say it, relearn. Recently, I was creating a spreadsheet. Do you know the last time I put formulas into a spreadsheet? Well this business major had not created formulas for a spreadsheet in eighteen years. I had completely forgotten how to do it even though it was such a vital part of the B.S. in Business Administration I obtained back in 2004. We need to realize that there will always be moments for learning and relearing in our lives.
This is absolutely true in our faith journey as well. God always has something to teach us. And, God, teaches in a variety of ways. We can learn from Scripture through prayer in creation through the words or melody of a worship song or hymn by sitting in silence and listening in the way we observe the actions of others through a conversation with a friend through a conversation with a stranger by remembering how God worked and moved. in your life in the past through a sermon
in a devotional or Bible Study in the sanctuary in the most unexpected of places in the most unexpected of ways. Whether it is something new that God wants to teach us or something we have learned but forgotten, as followers of Christ, we never stop learning. God never stops teaching. We worship a God that is active, continuously working, moving, guiding and instructing. Let's get our listening ears ready, our watchful eyes, our willing hands, our learning brains.
Thanks be to God.
"I will instruct you and teach you the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my eye upon you." (Psalm 32:8).