Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A PIECE OF MY HEART ... are you teachable?

The month of May is always filled with anticipation and excitement as our young people graduate from school. I always love to attend graduation ceremonies ... the thrill of what is to come is always fresh in the air.

This year is no different
for the Adams family.

We have two exciting graduations ... one from high school and the other from college. Our daughter in law Rachel, this past weekend, graduated from nursing school with her degree in nursing. After she completes her boards this summer, she will be a Registered Nurse. We are so proud of her!

Also graduating is Jordan's girlfriend Alyssa. She will graduate from High School in just 2 weeks. She plans to attend Bible College this fall. We are very proud of her as well!

All of this educational accomplishment has made me think about just how "teachable" we are as Christians?

No doubt, somewhere in the past four years, both Rachel and Alyssa probably wanted to just give up. Throw in the towel. Say "forget" it. But they would not have achieved much if they had just given up and quit.

They pressed in.

They studied hard.

They opened their minds to be taught.

They wanted to learn all that they could learn.

How often are we, as Christians open to be taught new things? Do we ever become content with what we already know? Do we become resentful when someone tries to teach us something new?

I could never understand why people just stop wanting to learn. Why is that? ... is it pride or is it that people just settle for filling their minds with insignificant things rather than expanding their minds?

I think a spirit of humility is required in order to have a teachable heart and mind. We all say that we want to be more like Jesus...but that can never happen if we are not teachable.

PROVERBS 18:15 "Intelligent people are always ready to learn. Their ears are open for knowledge."

MATTHEW 7:26 "Anyone who hears My teaching and doesn't obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand."

God gives us the Holy Spirit to lead us into the Truth. With the help of the Holy Spirit, we are able to have a spirit of learning. Attending church, Reading His Word, having godly relationships and having a Christ-like mentor can also help each of us to learn.

Just like Rachel and Alyssa and all those many graduates receiving their due award ... we as Christians must persevere, push ahead, keep learning and stay focused. There is a great award awaiting us and it will be worth it all!



Denise said...

Congrats to the dear grads.

Liitlit said...

I'm very blessed of your post. Extend my warmest congratulations to the graduates. God bless you more abundantly!



Laurie Ann said...

What a great post! Congrats to the grads and may we never be content, always reaching for more of Christ.