Monday, January 23, 2012

What I Am Learning

One thing I have learned in my walk with Christ is that I am never done learning.  This is discouraging at times because I wonder if I will ever truly be Christ-like.  But it is also so very encouraging! No matter how badly I mess up, how far I wander, or how long I go on ignoring Christ's voice calling me back to him, he is still waiting to teach me some more.  He doesn't give up on me!

So I know it isn't really "New Year" anymore, but it is Chinese New Year today; and since half my heart is in China anyway, this is still appropriate for today!  I was reading in a devotional by Sarah Young called Jesus Calling and I was struck by this (to be read as Christ speaking directly to you),
 "Come to Me with a teachable spirit, eager to be changed.  A close walk with Me is a life of continual newness.  Do not cling to old ways as you step into a new year.  Instead, seek My Face with an open mind, knowing that your journey with Me involves being transformed by the renewing of your mind."
Wow.  I cling to my old ways with fierceness!  It is time to let go of some old ways and be willing to allow Christ to change me through the renewing of my mind.

The next page also talked about bringing my mind back to Him for refreshing and renewal.  I cannot let the thoughts of the trials of the day bog me down, but rather focus on the Lord.  He is my strength!

Psalm 105:4, "Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always." 

1 comment:

Kelly said...

Beautiful! A lovely random blog read. Congratulations and best wishes with your new addition.