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!