Where did you receive your education? Do you continue to learn? Are there certain people in your life you trust to teach you? How do you decide what to learn? Have you thought about learning from God?
We learn many things from many people. We go to school, at a minimum, for twelve years to achieve a high school diploma. Many of us go on to college to achieve a bachelor’s degree in a specific field of study. Some continue their education to achieve a master’s degree or even a doctorate.
Beyond gaining an education in school, we learn on the job, through experience, and through self-study. Often, the more we learn, the better off we are. We can better discern what is best for our lives. We make better decisions. We learn to think through the problem rather than making an emotional or knee-jerk decision.
We can also learn from the Holy Spirit. He doesn’t typically blow us away with loud outbursts to gain our attention. Instead, He is the still, quiet voice inside us. He may reveal insights to us through dreams or thoughts. If we pay attention, we will feel Him leading us by nudging us in the direction we should go.
We can almost think of the Holy Spirit like we think of a mother’s intuition. However, there is a very distinct difference. Whereas a mother’s intuition may be based on familiarity with their children, the Holy Spirit’s guidance is intentional. The Holy Spirit nudges us, gives us thoughts, teaches us how to interpret God’s Word with intentionality to give us the abundant life Jesus promised. Our part is to be attentive, listen and follow the guidance the Holy Spirit provides.
I pray we all are attentive to the Holy Spirit. I pray we listen for His still, quiet voice. I pray each of us will follow the guidance provided by the Holy Spirit. Be attentive. Listen for the Holy Spirit. Follow His guidance. Live the abundant life. Trust in Jesus’ promises.
John 14:26 “But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”