Today’s word is: Learn
As school begins in just two short days, I make plans. I write out lessons. I gather the supplies. I copy the worksheets. Make new folders and binders and fill my filing cabinet and Pinterest page full of wonderful plans. Plans for what I want them to learn. I have two in school. I get nervous thinking of all the things I want them to learn…..from math to reading. From stars to plants.
More than the facts, I want them to learn…..about faith. Faith. Not faith in themselves, but faith in God. That faith that can planted and grow. They are ready for seeds this year, as school begins. What seeds will I plant? What do I really what them to learn?
If I am to teach them about faith, God must teach me first. My children are perfect reflections of my heart. The good. The bad. The very bad. I see my mistakes and instead of my God saying, “LEARN!” from those mistakes. He is offering His hand. “LEAN” into your mistakes. Pick up your brokenness….hand it to Me. I’ll teach you the things you will need to know.
The learning doesn’t come without the leaning. Leaning into His Word. Leaning into prayer. If I want more faith, the trials will come to test me. They will come to try me. To see if I’m really ready to learn. Am I?
As the school year begins, instead of teaching my children to “learn” about God, what if I taught them to “lean” into God? To trust Him when things don’t go the way we want. To rest when life demands we be busy.