I got to thinking about those lightbulb, aha moments when we proclaim, “I learned something new today.” When someone shows us a new way of doing something, or reveals a little known fact, or we discover something that blows our mind. There is an excitement to revelation and an innate sense of victory when we learn something new.
If we gain excitement learning mundane things, how much greater will our excitement be learning heavenly things? The Apostle Paul tells us:
And more so, I now realize that all I gained and thought was important was nothing but yesterday’s garbage compared to knowing the Anointed Jesus my Lord. For Him I have thrown everything aside —it’s nothing but a pile of waste— so that I may gain Him.Philippians 3:8 (VOICE)
If we learn something new every day about God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – we still won’t know everything there is to know. Yet, each revelation is like a light that chases away a little more darkness. I think this is why Jesus tells us:
Listen to the truth I speak: Whoever does not open their arms to receive God’s kingdom like a teachable child will never enter it.Mark 10:15 (TPT)
It’s been a while since my kids where little, but I can still remember wishing the “why” questions would come to an end. God isn’t like that. He loves the “why” questions. He encourages us to seek him out, to know him more.
I want to end with two scriptures to challenge you to get to know him better.
And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is.Ephesians 3:18 (NLT)
Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.Ephesians 3:20 (NLT)
What something new can you learn today about his love for you and his power at work in you? I sense he is excited to show you. Will you dare to ask?
Grace & Peace,