Yesterday, we had thunderstorms off and on; very short ones, but it did cool things off a bit. And today it is a bit cooler now, but not for long. I went to the park yesterday afternoon and saw lots of people hanging over the railing looking at the little gator hanging out on the mudbank. A gorgeous egret was standing on a lily pad in the water, fishing and the heat was rising! And, oh, I watched the beautiful cardinal in the hedge outside my window. If I had a dress that color, I would wear it a lot! God is so good!
From the little devotional book Knowing God:
Listen carefully to wisdom; set your mind on understanding.
Proverbs 2:2 NCV
Whether you're twenty-two or a hundred and two, you've still got lots to learn. Even if you're very wise, God isn't finished with you yet, and He isn't finished teaching you important lessons about life here on earth and life eternal.
God does not intend for you to be a stagnant believer. Far from it. God wants you to continue growing as a person and as a Christian every day that you live. And make no mistake: both spiritual and intellectual growth are possible during every stage of life.
Are you a curious Christian who has committed yourself to the regimen of regular Bible study, or do you consult your Bible on a hit-or-miss basis? The answer to this question will be an indication of the extent to which you allow God to direct the course of your life.
Do you want to know God?
Then study His Word and talk to Him often. While you're at it, associate, day in and day out, with godly men and women. And act in accordance with your beliefs.
When you study God's Word and live according to His commandments, you will become wise...and you will serve as a shining example to your friend, to your family, and to the world.
The wonderful thing about God's schoolroom is that we get to grade our own papers. You see, He doesn't test us so He can learn how well we're doing, He tests us so we can discover how well we're doing.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,