[Were not our hearts burning within us]

I’ve always loved learning. Though going to school wasn’t always such a pleasant experience, learning itself, has always been something I’ve looked forward to. A new school year meant new books, and all the wonderful accompaniments that went along with them. Art and English were always my favorite subjects; clearly I came in to this world with some creative giftings. My mom has them too, In fact most of the ladies in my family do as well.  Come to think of it, my dad and three brothers have their own creative giftings, as well.

Learning is moving forward, and that is the direction in which I intend to move. So when God started once again to show me new things, after what had been a much quieter season (the kind in which you might struggle, or muddle through) I found myself quite excited and living sort of on auto-pilot, as I navigated through my daily tasks. My head was so pre-occupied with the wonder in what God was showing me that I just wasn’t paying close attention to the things I was doing.

After drying my hair one morning, I realized that clearly I’d missed something. My hair just didn’t look or feel as it should. ‘Did I even wash it?,’ I wondered. Maybe I just hadn’t rinsed the shampoo or conditioner entirely from my strands. Well, I wasn’t going to wash it again, so I spent the day with less than perfectly coifed hair. (Not that my hair is ever so fancy, but talk about a bad hair day.) Hair was the least of which was on my mind, anyways.

My head is in the clouds, and suddenly everything feels new all over again. Even the air feels different, and the rain coming down refreshingly wonderful. When the sun came out once again, it somehow seemed more radiant than ever, and I just couldn’t stop smiling. Yes, when God teaches, the class room is like that. There is no fear in His love, as He gently, and patiently leads a willing heart.

Jason Grey’s latest song currently playing on our local Christian station “I’m Learning”, seems to be the theme of my heart right now, as it constantly repeats over and over in my head. So, as the song goes:

“’cause I can’t lose, if I keep learning.”

For me, a new season of life has just begun again, and I feel as if I’m going back to school. I’ve picked up some new note books, and I’m ready to dig in to my studies. (Truth be told, He is showing me so much already, and things are writing themselves, er well… His hand most definitely is in there, guiding my words, debunking the lies, and revealing the truth.) God is my teacher, so I know that I’ve got the absolute best, and I’m eager to find out what this new season of learning holds.

“They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”” ❤  (One of my favorite verses)


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