“This is what the Lord says—
your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:
“I am the Lord your God,
who teaches you what is best for you,
who directs you in the way you should go.”
We see God is many different ways in our lives. Holy Father, Lord, Savior, Good Shepherd, Redeemer, Provider, and many, many others. Yet Teacher is not a title that I often hear people use when it comes to God.
I wonder why that is?
Could it be that statistics say that the average person who owns a Bible never picks it up outside of church? Could it be that we are just too busy to talk to God in order for Him to teach us anything? Could it be that we are experiencing good times currently and therefore we have no need to learn anything?
All of those are extremely poor excuses. God created you and provides the very air you breath. He keeps your heart beating, he gives you the job you have, the family you have, the friends you have and the money and resources you have.
Is that not enough to open up your Bible every once in a while and let Him teach you something about Himself or the world around you, or better yet, the many millions of things you could learn about Jesus Christ who gave His very life for you?
You do not have to read a book of the Bible every day, or go to a small group Bible study every day. But what you can do is, right after you get up in the morning, grab your Bible and your favorite morning beverage and get into a quiet spot, open that Bible and let God be the Teacher that He wants to be in your life.
I have read the Bible cover to cover going on 10 times now over the past 3 years. I do not expect an awards for doing so, nor a pat on the back. Because my reward is the full on knowledge I have gained about how God acts and how He wants us to act. I have learned never to ask God “why” about anything as He owes us no explanations. I have learned never to ask God to take away my pain or problems, but instead to give me His strength and Peace that goes beyond all human understanding so that I can get through the pain and problems a better person.
God waits for you every single day to pick up your Bible and invite Him to class. He leaves disappointed more times than not when you go day after day and never touch His Word. Sooner or later, He will stop coming all-together and that is not a place you want to find yourself in.
Friend, I encourage you to simply grab your Bible, get in a quiet spot, grab a notepad and a pen so that you can write down what God is teaching you so that you can apply it to your life, and as well write down what your praying for so that when God answers it, you can mark it down to remember it later. This is extremely simple and only takes a few minutes each day. Please do not try to tell me you are too busy. Are you too busy for Heaven? I sure hope not!!! You will make the time for the things that are important to you and there should be nothing more important to you than your God who loves you dearly.
Please make the time!
With great love,
Pastor Brad Komgenick