Time to listen to your teachers
One of the things I’ve learned the hard way in life is that I need people. It’s good to be independent and self-reliant. But you can’t invent the wheel in absolutely every aspect of your life. Listening to a teacher gets you farther faster.
I could be a much better mandolin player if I had taken some lessons and had a master nudge me and guide me along. I could have been a far better woodworker with a mentor. I could be a much better golfer if I had sought instruction years ago.
That’s true of your faith life as well. The Bible is a vast and complicated book. You will absorb its marvelous content much better and faster if you choose to learn from the people God sent to help you along in your spiritual growth. He gave some people a special ability to communicate, to make God’s truths plain and simple. These people don’t just happen into your life; God sends them to you and reminds you to “remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith” (Hebrews 13:7).
It’s one of the benefits of organized religion, you know.
Scripture is clear that the Holy Spirit is coequal with God the Father and God the Son. But all too often, Christians fail to give him an equal place in their lives.
We want to help you make the Holy Spirit a daily part of your life—so you can experience more of his awesome, life-giving power—by sending you Pastor Mike Novotny’s book, The Neglected Spirit: Understanding and Adoring the Holy Spirit.
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