Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Just breathe

I am linking up with Emily @Chatting at the sky for Tuesday's unwrapped.


God usually speaks in themes in my life. In teaching terms I suppose I would say that we (God and I) have been going through a unit study. A unit study is one that the same subject is used across the curriculum. This is a great way to teach because of repetition and consistency.  It all flows and learning is natural.  God is the perfect teacher.

I love how themes will connect in areas of my life.  What I am reading, a song on the radio, a sermon, or a conversation with a friend.  God does all this to make His point.  To help me to learn His lessons.  Sometimes I have to smile as the same theme emerges again and again.  “Yes, Lord, I am seeing.  I am getting it.”  Other times I react offended.  “Are you kidding me?  Are we still on this, Lord?”  This week I am smiling.  I am getting it. I am working on responding with His eyes, His voice, and His heart instead of reacting in my judgments, my opinions,  and my selfishness.  To take the grace He has richly given and rest and enjoy.


Jeri Taira said...

Hi Jill, I'm visiting from Emily's place. I love your thoughts here. Especially on taking His attitude and heart and letting it be your response. You breathe Him in and restfully breathe out.

So wonderful to meet you today.

Jamie @ Six Bricks High said...

'Working on responding with His heart' -- me too, Jill, me too! Discovering His grace sure has been refreshment for my heart.