Ya know, I'm not sure I always *want* to learn each day, especially what it is that God wants me to learn, because it could mean that I'd have to change course, do something I just really don't have any interest in. <sigh>
God is that "forest and tree" kind of God, and I'm just a "tree" kind of person, and so often, that tree is me. :-/ I admit freely that I do need to learn from God...each day. And I freely admit that I'm all about me and my comfort level most days.
But that's not always (not usually) what God needs us to be about. What I need to learn from God may be how to finally stand up, take a step, go over there, do that thing.
To be a follower of Christ means that we will walk that road with him, and it's sometimes dirty, or embarrassing, or difficult, or uncomfortable, and it may lead to something we never intended. Peter even denied he knew Christ when he learned from God that week. Maybe it's just me, but I have a feeling that I frequently deny the God who created me, who needs me, who calls me to go and to serve. How many times have we said, "um, nah. That's not me. That's not my thing. That's too hard."?
But God continues to show us and teach us, if only we will look, listen, and be willing to learn. The end of that road is a new and glorious beginning. Why wouldn't we want to learn how to get there?
Teach me, O God. Show me what I need to learn. Send me and use me...Help me to be willing to learn, to go, to serve...as you need me. Give me courage to do your thing, and not worry so much about mine. Change my heart, O God. May I be (more) like you.
I'm a wife, mom, pastor, human...probably not in that order. I struggle each day to be faithful to God, to my family and to my call as a Christian and all of those previously-mentioned roles. I pray to be positive, kind and thoughtful, but tend to fall short on all counts. I am inspired by sunrises and enjoy taking pictures (mostly my kids, deer in the yard and sunrises). I waste time playing stupid computer games and wishing I'd been better at all of the aforementioned roles. ;-)