Wednesday, February 2, 2011

School Daze

I love to learn.  I am one of those odd people who would be a perpetual student if I could.  As a homeschooler, I have plenty of opportunities to learn and I can make a lesson out of almost anything for my kids.

It seems to me that God is also a homeschooler, making lessons out of anything and everything for His children.  I am one of His students, and like my students some days, I am a bit reluctant.  You see, God is teaching me patience.

This isn't my first class in patience.  I had that class a few years ago.  Talk about painful!  It was worse than the electrical wiring class where I got knocked on my backside when I touched a screwdriver to a live wire.  But I passed the class and learned a lot about waiting on God.

I guess this must be Patience 102.  Once again, I am not enjoying it. 

One of the objectives for this class seems to be to learn to guard my heart.  Apparently I am learning-challenged, because I am totally not getting it on this point!  I'm struggling with separating compassion from passion; with how not to be transparent in my emotions while remaining truthful; and with the different kinds of love.

But today I was reminded of one of the keys to guarding my heart.  Philippians 4:7 says, And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 

So now I need to figure out how to rest in the peace of God.  Oh yeah, and that peace "transcends all understanding,"  And somehow, I am supposed to understand it?

I think I need a tutor for this one! 

1 comment:

Loving Our Homeschool said...

Our pastor's sermon last Sunday was based on Phil. 4.