Learning New Things

I didn’t even realise it but I have learned¬†even more than I imagined when I had my own biological child.

Yes, it’s important to learn how to care for your child, to love them and help them with all their developmental stages. But there is one thing that is most important to learn…

When you are emptying the bin of dirty nappies, you need to hold your breath when you tie up the bag.

Too many times I seemed to be breathing in when I did this essential task and it’s at that point that all the “aromas” from the bag whoosh up towards your face. Trust me, that is not the time to be breathing in!

Thankfully, I have finally learned to either hold my breath or breathe out for this moment and so now this unfortunate chore has not become worse than it already is!

We are never too old to learn something new. New discoveries tend to make our lives better and give them more meaning.

When my father passed away at the age of 68, he was still finding out new things about God. While he already had a strong faith, these new discoveries helped his faith stay alive and active.

May we never stop learning new things. It’s good to have new life skills – like my special nappy bin skill! – but it’s even better to keep learning new things about God. It is these discoveries that will help us align ourselves more with who God is and who He is calling us to be.

Lord, we could study You every moment of our lives and still only scrape the surface of who You are. May You open our eyes to what we need to see today. Amen.

What is something new you have learned about God recently?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.