A Quick Story: The Day I Ate New Fruit
A quick story 🙂
About a year ago I ordered a set of teaching CDs on a subject I felt I needed a lot of help with. The title of the CD set was called “Unleashing the Power of Faith.” I ordered it because I was so sick of going through the same issues again and again.
Fear of this, fear of that.
I thought if I could just have a little more faith I wouldn’t be afraid as much. I thought this teaching would help me gain wisdom and learn how to push forward. I thought some audio material on faith would be just the thing I needed.
Or so I thought.
A few days after I ordered the CDs online my package arrived in the mail. I opened it up and to my surprise- the company delivered the wrong one! This one wasn’t on faith. This one was on “The Fruit of the Spirit.”
As I looked down at the box, I remember my first thought was this: “Ugh, I already know all about that!”
It didn’t take more than 3 seconds before I felt God tell me this delivery wasn’t an accident and I may not be an expert in that subject after all. 🙂
Later that day I got in my car and figured I should give this teaching a try. Within 10 minutes I was balling. It was one of those cries where you’re half happy/ half shocked. Sometimes I get so astounded at how well God knows me. It actually surprises me some days.
I think as the years roll by and we grow deeper in our faith, we unintentionally believe we’ve mastered a subject in the bible.
“Oh ya, I know all about forgiveness!”
“Oh ya, I’m a pro at being patient!”
When something is no longer an obvious issue in our life, we tend to think we’ve got it covered.
But sometimes what we’re searching for isn’t what God wants us to find.
In my case, I needed to better understanding God’s love- and that was found through the “Fruit of the Spirit.” I thought I needed to learn more about faith. But God knew my issues with anxiety would be comforted by my understanding of His love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self control.
I love how God can teach us new and amazing things from subjects we’re already familiar with once we study them again. We can read the same verse 100 times and get a brand new revelation on time 101.
Sometimes it hurts to relearn something you thought you already knew. But it’s worth it.
God is the ultimate teacher and we are so blessed to be His students.
// Lord, thank you for revealing to us new truths. Continue to show us all you want us to see.