Saturday, July 6, 2024

Truths of Learning

Truths of Learning 
by David Brenneman 

Me: "God what am I to do?" I ask as the waters grow deeper and I can feel them rising where I stand. "I don't know how to swim!" I cry out.

God: "Really? You don't know how to swim. Don't you remember when I brought you through these waters before?"

My favorite take out of the original "The Karate Kid" was when Miyagi blows the mind of Daniel with regards to his training. As Miyagi began with "Not everything is as seem".

Our growth in Christ, our training in righteousness, isn't as we seem to understand it to be.

We often treat the roads of life we are currently on like it's the first time we ever saw them.

It's why I get it that journaling is so important. We need reminders of all that God has done in our lives to know where we are and might be headed to next. 

We need, much as Elijah's servant, to have our eyes opened to see the battlefield as it really is. 

Truly it truly is that the battle belongs to the Lord. He leads, we follow.  

Hymns speak to this truth in training in righteousness "where He leads me I will follow...I'll go with Him, with Him, all the way." Let’s not forget "trust and obey for there's no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.", "leaning leaning leaning on the everlasting arms."

Songs, hymns and spiritual songs are more than there to bring a joyful noise to the Lord Jesus. They add to our reminders from our journals to keep our minds sharp in life.

We aren't alone, ever.
Our hearts are always laid bare before Him with whom we have to do. 
He's known us since before we were formed in our Mother's womb.

Let's not forget the truth of Scripture. "‭ All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work." 2 Timothy 3:16-17.
The truth of this world requires our knowledge of God in Christ Jesus to grow daily. We backslide in being steadfast in reading it will get us more concerned about the waters than the Creator who allowed them. 

Job did get a sharp rebuke concerning the Sovereign will of God. Will the fault finder contend with the Almighty?

It was an interesting dream that lead to my seeing an overflow of water trying to encompass me. Of my complaining to who was with me that was above the waters of my inability to swim. It didn't really take much to understand the dream. In this dream I could see the land to move towards. Somehow I knew that I would reach it. My reliance on my relationship with Jesus would be what would get me there. 

What's overwhelming you? Are you forgetting all that God's brought you through? Are you not allowing the available songs, hymns and spiritual songs to calm your mind and heart?  

Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.  

I have been getting taught by the Spirit of God to know that I don't need to figure out everything. It's where trusting in God comes into life. 

Do what I can do. Pray about what I see. Wait on the Lord for what's bigger than me. Move when He says to move, stay when He says to stay. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6.

What are you going to do now? Hmm?

Worry is a prayer with no direction, it only goes in circles in our minds. 

Prayer is a worry with a direction...directly to the Throne room of Jesus Christ. 

I also take that dream as others often have been. A possible foreshadowing of things to come. One of the things that the Bible says the Holy Spirit will do is often tell what is to come.  

In the meantime, Love God with our everything, love others. Let the training in righteousness continue. 

All NASB 1995 and NASB Scripture Excerpts used by permission. (C) Lockman Foundation.

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