Part of my new job requirements include studying for (and passing) a securities examination. To prepare for the exam I have been reading and reviewing a twenty-chapter book that covers the various parts of my position. I have been taking notes, reviewing flashcards, taking quizzes, and anything else to be ready for my examination next week.
As I have been deep within my textbook, I noticed how similar it was to my early days of Faith. I made memory verse cards, highlighted and noted passages of Scripture, and discussed my new knowledge with my mentors. I felt like I needed to learn it all, to absorb every last word to really grasp this new life I had chosen.
Even with the years I have been walking with Christ I find that I am still a new student. No matter what I have read before, I still find new insights in verses I may have read a hundred times.
Anchora Imparo is Italian for I am still learning.
This is the approach I am taking with my studies at work and in my faith. I would be a fool to think that my faith, after nearly thirty years, had grown to the full size and shape it would ever become.
I still do not know how to walk fearlessly every day, how to recognize the prompting of the Holy Spirit fromm my own whims, or how to pray without ceasing and with the fervor as a married woman that I had when I was single.
I am reviewing for my examination this week. I will be taking it next Tuesday, October 8th. If my “final exam” for my faith was next week, I would like to believe I would be studying for that as intensely.
I don’t know where you are Best Beloved, are you studying for your faith to grow? Are you letting the things you did in the past coast you through today? Dearest Ones, will you join me as I seek to open my heart, clear out the cobwebs, and let His light shine in the dusty, dark corners again ?
Lord, light our fire again.