The Holy Spirit, our Teacher, uses life experiences, especially those attached to pain, to grow us spiritually. When He allows adverse circumstances, there’s something in it for us to learn. Therefore, we should expand our focus beyond the troubles—concentrate and learn the lessons while God’s classes are offered—there will come a time when His instruction will end.
Don’t cut class!
Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: (Isaiah 55:6, KJV)
The other day I went to the dentist for a deep cleaning; they went under the gum line to clear away hardened plaque. Damage occurs when the debris is allowed to remain on the gums and become calloused. I see a similarity with that dental procedure and when sin sets up in our lives.
These aren’t the times to be a laid-back Christian because the devil will slip in, and before we realize it, “compromises” have eroded our godly principles.
I didn’t enjoy having my gums gutted, but it was necessary. Extracting sin from our lives isn’t pleasurable either—but essential if we want the power of God to operate in our lives. So, when the Holy Spirit shines light in dark decayed areas, it’s time to get it right while His grace and mercy are available to aid us through.
Everybody is taking life classes!
Ask the Holy Spirit what should you be learning from your present situations? I’m not saying all classes are challenging; however, there are still lessons to be learned even in good times. But when we ignore God’s instructions in those rough classes, the sessions are prolonged and will likely become more intense.
Do you know the classes you’re taking?
See you next time on Paulette Talks Faith.