Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Life 101

No, we speak of God’s secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and that God has destined for our glory before time began” 1 Co 2:7.

When I was in high school, I always looked forward to Physical Science.  My excitement was due to the fact that what we learned intellectually one day would be hands on the following day.  As the teacher stood up front explaining the results in words, it wasn’t until I applied his knowledge to my experiment that I understood his wisdom.    Through experiments I learned things I would never have known without them.  The rest of the class shared in this newly discovered knowledge that the teacher had been so delighted to share. 

We have the privilege to sit in spiritual classrooms gleaning ancient wisdom from an ancient Teacher.  Through our challenging circumstances we are asked to dissect and cut away the parts of our heart that offer no benefit to the end result.  We allow God the time to instruct and teach ways to apply His wisdom to our experiences in life.  He will show us the proper time for application and faith.  His Word teaches the knowledge of our faith, while our experiences invite us to gain His wisdom through hands-on application.  Step by step we follow His direction in this experiment called life and watch for lessons as we sit perched upon our lab stools.  The temptation is to move ahead in the process and grab the tools we determine will resolve the outcome.  We must wait upon our Teacher and allow Him our full attention in our discoveries.  Through our constant focus and His perfect timing, He will reveal everything required to position us to share in His knowledge and glory.

Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are His…He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.  He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him’ Daniel 2:22.

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