I remember every teacher that I had throughout school. But two stand out as my all time favorites. My first-grade teacher was so wonderful that I insisted I go on to school one morning after having the car door slammed on my thumb! I wasn’t missing a single day. The other was a 6th grade teacher. She was older (now I’m sure she was so very young) and had teenage children and dogs named Adolph and Amanda. She was so thrilled to be teaching and loved to give us amazing things to do in class. She infused the desire to learn in all of us. I would say both of these women were following a calling more than just a job. It made all the difference.
Jesus is the Best Teacher. He doesn’t just know His stuff, He’s infused with it. The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. He is what He teaches! He is I AM. His classroom is our life and He loves to teach and show us amazing things out of His Word. His greatest desire is to give us faith and cause us to walk in His Precepts all of our lives. His teaching method includes wisdom, power and love. His degree is not of this world and He wants to imbue us with everything for life and godliness.
Oh beloved, maybe you feel it’s too late. You’ve got problems and they are weighing heavily on you this morning. What new could you learn? You’re just tired, worn out, weary from all you’ve gone through. From the difficulties of your childhood to the complications of your adult life – problems keep showing up. Life has been a hard taskmaster. You’re about ready to quit and walk out on everything. Bitterness has crept in and misery is overtaking you. Learning another lesson feels like your way of life. Waiting for your answers to all these problems is a bone-weary activity.
But wait! Have you heard? Did you know? God’s plans for you are still to reach out into your life, pick you up off the floor and replace the negative with fresh joy! He was with you when going through it all and He’s not retiring from His position now. You aren’t the sum of your problems, nor your raising, nor the bad teachers you might have had along the way. You are a representative of God’s mercy and grace! He is lifting you up even this day to new heights. You’re about to be set free from what has held you back for so long. Problems won’t be a problem anymore, because you are going to take each one to the Father. Instead of asking Him why and living in the doldrums, you are going to release each thing to Him and ask Him to show you how to learn and graduate from victim to victor!
It sounds easy doesn’t it? But God will teach you everything you need to know for this life. He starts by gathering you up in His love and healing all the old wounds so that you can walk without a cane and dance without a limp. He will wipe away your tears and uncomplicate the troubles you’ve been through. His desire is to not just teach you but set you free to be who you are destined to be in Christ!
God loves you and He’s for you. Trust Him today and give Him your old records. Let Him change everything for you and give you joy in the middle of it all. It may not all be perfect but your God is good and His lessons last a lifetime. Rejoice that you can start over today and live in the Light of His Word and His Love!
Romans 15:4 For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.
2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness
Psalm 119:30 The teaching of Your Word gives light, so even the simple can understand.
Isaiah 46:4 Even to your old age and gray hairs I am He, I am He who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.