In volume 3 of the ”My God is Awesome” book series, I wrote a devotion about how God is my Teacher. Because the Lord is a teacher, that means we are a student.
Ask yourself, “What kind of student am I in the Lord’s classroom each day?”
- Do I show up expectant, ready to learn?
- Or do I search for ways to skip my classes?
I admit that some lessons are harder than others to learn. But it is the harder lessons that are usually the most valuable!
So we might as well show up in life’s classroom with a humble, teachable spirit, ready to learn.
As I’ve mentioned before, I write first then edit later. If I wait to write until I can do it perfectly, I would never publish anything.
That is true with most things! See my draft below of “God is my Teacher.”
God as my Teacher is one of His character traits I relate to most. After all, He gave me the Spiritual gift of teaching!
When I teach, I feel that I get a glimpse of God’s burning desire for us to learn and to experience the blessings of His wisdom.
I am forever grateful for the opportunity to learn from Him each day.
Today’s word to describe God is “Teacher.”
As disciples of Jesus, we commit to following His path, His teachings each day.
A disciple has the attitude of a learner, a teachable spirit.
Having a teachable spirit requires an attitude of humility, not pride.
Humility recognizes that you are in the presence of One greater than yourself.
You come to the Lord with a cup that needs filling, in recognition that He is the one who has what you need!
You also come to Him with a grateful heart, thankful that the Lord is willing to share what He has with you. He is generous.
The more you spend time with your Teacher, the more you see the world through His perspective. You began to reflect His character.
The Lord has the heart of a Teacher toward us. I believe it hurts the heart of God when we go through needless pain – all because we refuse to listen to our Teacher.
He desires that we experience life in abundance. He knows that He is the Source of life, and any life apart from Him is a counterfeit one.
One of the saddest scriptures in the Bible is Jeremiah 2:13:
For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, And hewn themselves cisterns — broken cisterns that can hold no water.”
The scripture is sad because the children of Israel were Spiritually thirsty, but forsook the only Source of water that never runs dry!
Instead, they made themselves a cistern that would run out of water eventually, leaving them worse off than they were before.
Thank you, Lord, for being our Source of living water, the place of abundance. Teach us to come to the knowledge of the truth!
We come to you with dry cups. Fill us up to overflow so that we have more than enough to benefit from Your wisdom and to share that wisdom with others.
We praise You, Lord, for being our loving, patient Teacher!
God is my Teacher Bible Verses
“Behold, God is exalted by His power; Who teaches like Him?
Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, The Holy One of Israel: “I am the LORD your God, Who teaches you to profit, Who leads you by the way you should go.
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.
Be Blessed with Health, Healing, and Wholeness,
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I checked out the three set little books you wrote on this topic. A-ma-zing!! I want to get all three!
Thank you for your feedback and support, Vicky – our Lord is good!
Amen Thank you Lord Jesus that You are my source of Living Water
I agree, Jerrilyn – the Lord is the best Teacher. He has begun a good work in us and promises to complete it. Let us rest in His promises and cooperate with His instruction. After all, He loves us to life. His word is good and His ways are right 🙂
Wow. On September 12th our pastor preached “Springs and Cisterns” taking his text from Jeremiah 2:12-13. Since then I’ve had an old chorus on my mind “Drinking from the Springs of Living Water”, then I read this. I believe the Lord has a message yo share! Thank you Sis.
Thanks, Jennifer! It’s always wonderful when the Lord confirms His word 🙂
Praise God for your ministry Kim and the Word you provided. Drew me closer to Jesus.
Thank you for those kind words. Your message encourages my heart most and I give God all the praise!
Thank you very much, Ms. Kim! I have been stricken afresh and saddened by that cistern scripture again and again. What sorrows we create with our independent, prone to drift old sin natures. Praise our God for His steadfastness in drawing us near.
Amen, Debra! So thankful for the Lord’s love, grace, and mercy!
thank you for this very encouraging
You are welcome, Renee – all glory to God who is our loving, patient teacher!
What a wonderful reading Kimberly. I found this first scripture from Jeremiah very moving as it really is a further insight into God and his nature and how he feels. I love talking to God, having a conversation with him and asking him what he is doing, how he is feeling and how the day is going! I am so glad he is a personal God. Thank you for preparing this reading.
You are welcome, Christine – all glory to our Father!
Yayyyy! Vol 3 is coming! 🙂 Love this article; it really allows me to visualize myself sitting at Jesus’ feet, being more intentional about taking time to listen and learn FROM Him … not just learning OF Him. Thanks, Kimberly — I love your teaching!
I appreciate that confirmation, Shana – God is good!
WOW I forgot what it was like to read your comments today’s comments really BLESSED me one of these days I will take back my temple. I used to read your blog all the time, it has been a long time since I read anything from you thank you for your commitment and your steadfastness. GOD BLESS YOU
I am thankful for that, Michael. The Lord has a word in due season for all of us, which is why He is the best teacher!
Thank you for a beautiful Word in season! I have been lifted spiritually by your faithful teaching. Now to allow the Holy Spirit to guide me to make changes in my life so I bear fruit and magnify His Name.
You are welcome, Jeanette – thank you for your feedback! May you grow in confidence that the Lord has begun a good work in you and will complete it until the day of Christ Jesus (see Philippians 1:6)!