Over the last few weeks, there seems to be a recurring theme in my life:
I've had the utmost privilege to join in on a small group with just 3 other women coming from all different backgrounds and walks of life. We try to meet weekly to not only do life together, but also to dive so deeply into scripture. As you may have already guessed, the theme of our studies is discipleship.
How ironic is it that God has placed this theme in my life? His timing really is impeccable.
I've learned that in order to be a disciple, I need to be willing to BE discipled. That's been a bit of a learning curve for me because I've always expected somebody else to fill my spiritual well with the biblical stories, juicy tales, and holier-than-thou experiences. God really put me in my place and pretty much slammed me with an epiphany...
I've been putting my expectations and faith into the wrong dang thing! I have been putting my faith and expectations into brothers, sisters in Christ to fulfill my spiritual well. And of course, they can't, so I'm let down and left feeling entirely drained and bitter.
What a concept, right? And there was nothing that really triggered that thought process. No deep, theological sermon; no article centered around the good Lord; and certainly no brother or sister telling me otherwise. It was simply one of those moments when God caught my wandering attention and convicted me.
And wouldn't you believe that my hunger, thirst, yearnings for His word and His truth have come back almost two-fold? It's as if I can't get enough of what I read daily. I need to know more, want to know more, can't stop won't stop. HA!
Where are at in your spiritual walk? Is there something I can be praying about for you? Dearest brother and sister, know that you are not alone in your walk with God. Know that in this life, sanctification is a lifelong process that's painful, wonderful, ugly, and beautiful all at the same time. But let's put our faith and expectations into the One that can easily handle it, rather than the finite beings around us. Sound good?