I read somewhere that the best teachers, teach what they need to learn. I would have been a great teacher because most of my writing comes from a place where I personally need to learn a lesson.
I never want to come across too preachy, because I don’t pretend to have all the answers. But there are some things I’ve experienced that I am certain need to be shared.
I’ve dedicated a PINTEREST page called “Teach, Preach & Pass It On”; pinning inspirational pictures and quotes that just need to be repeated, revisited, rehashed and duplicated! Check it out!
In the meantime, I’ll share what I’ve learned for sure.
I’ve learned that when I stay up too late and don’t get to bed at a descent hour, I can’t get up when the alarm goes off! As a result, I miss the time I’ve set aside in the early morning to spend in devotion and prayer. I realize I need it and miss it desperately when I oversleep, because it sets the course of my day!
When I oversleep, I miss the opportunity to block out the world and spend time talking to Jesus. Even more, I miss the opportunity to listen to what He might tell me through reading His word and slowing down long enough to allow His Holy Spirit to speak to my heart! I miss the opportunity to intercede for my family and friends in prayer and petition to The Father, for His provision, protection and healing over their lives as well.
Do you ever ask for His guidance, but don’t show up daily to listen for His response? I’m sad to admit I’ve done it! I wonder how much further down the road I would be in my walk with Jesus, if I had spent time talking to Him every single day of my life.
Maybe you aren’t an early riser. Maybe you work the night shift. Maybe you prefer to talk with Jesus before you go to bed at night.
Maybe your drive to work is your time alone with Jesus. Just know that the time of day does not matter. It’s the time each day that makes all the difference.
I’ve learned for sure, that the only way to stay in relationship with Jesus is to talk to Him daily. He is right there beside your favorite chair, sitting at the foot of your bed, riding in the car along with you to work…patiently waiting for you to acknowledge His presence.
Won’t you take time today to listen to what He has to say to you? Invite His Holy Spirit into your heart. Read your Bible daily and keep your heart open for His voice. The Holy Spirit will speak to you in a way that will be made known to you.
Then, when you’ve heard from Him, be sure to… Teach, Preach and Pass It On!