“God is my Teacher”

By Kimberly Taylor


In volume 3 of the ”My God is Awesome” book series, I wrote a devotion about God’s character as a 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 with a grateful attitude, eager to learn?
  • Or does my mind wander, dreaming up ways I can 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.”

Meditation

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!

Bible Memory Verses

Job 36:22

“Behold, God is exalted by His power; Who teaches like Him?

Isaiah 48:17

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.

John 14:26

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,

Kimberly Taylor

Author of the Take Back Your Temple program

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“Nothing is different until you think differently.” – Pastor James MacDonald

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Kimberly Taylor

About the author

Kimberly Taylor has a heart to encourage others struggling with emotional eating and weight loss. Once 240 pounds and a size 22 herself, she can testify of God’s goodness and healing power to overcome. She dropped over 85 pounds through renewing her mind with Biblical principles.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!
    /sg

  • 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)!

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