You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13
It appears that we, as humans, are in constant pursuit of wisdom. Whether we’ve been categorized as a “professional student” or simply thirst to always know a little bit more, we all have seasons in which we aspire to gain knowledge/expertise of some subject, some industry or some field. But, how do we actually attain this wisdom that seems to be somewhat elusive?
The Bible tells us that we will gain wisdom if we allow ourselves to be corrected.
Whoever heeds life-giving correction will be at home among the wise. Those who disregard discipline despise themselves, but the one who heeds correction gains understanding. Proverbs 15:31-32
And, we’re further instructed to seek and retrieve our correction by reading and receiving His Word.
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
So, let’s be intentional. Let’s allow Him to be our autocorrect. We have little to lose and so much to gain. #autocorrectsuccess
On Tuesday night, I had an odd, yet extremely vivid dream. At its climax, I woke up and immediately received revelation about the meaning of my dream. Then, I went right back to sleep! When I rose to start my morning routine, I decided to take a moment to journal about (yes, I used “journal” as a verb) my dream and seek more definition in it. Later in the day, I also solicited my discipleship leader’s interpretation. Her discernment revealed so much that made so much sense. The depth of confirmation, motivation and encouragement that was yielded through my dream was dumbfounding.
In the midst of all of that clarity, it warmed my heart to realize that God cares enough about me to speak to me, to encourage me, and to love on me during my REM sleep! He reminded me that He is literally with me 24/7 and is constantly, relentlessly pursuing me in each moment of my life.
By definition, He has proven to be my suitor; the One who is wholeheartedly pursuing an intimate relationship with me. He has made it clear that He has chosen me (John 15:16), and in turn He takes every opportunity and every circumstance (including my rest, my relationships with others, His creation of nature, etc.) to demonstrate His affection and His desire to relate to me.
And He’s so amazing that He pursues each of us with the same passion and fervor. He gave His very best, His son, just to be able to do so — to position Himself as our Suitor.
I dare us to reciprocate this Suitor’s love #swoon