I’m a learner. I try to soak up as much information as possible. But, here’s the kicker. I often let that information stay in my head rather than soaking it up in my heart to produce transformation.Thus, intentionality, repetition, and the Holy Spirit are my friends. Instead of storing away the information in “hopes” of doing something with it later, I turn to them.
I intentionally make time to dig deeper, ask how to practically put this into practice, make a plan to put it into practice, and to ask the Holy Spirit what else.
Then I become Ms. post-it anywhere and everywhere. Reminders are key. By my bed you’ll see my goals, ways to seek intimacy with God, ways to be guarded and a “what-if” plan, and the scripture I’m memorizing for the week. My bathroom mirror holds promises to stand on and by my door there is the South African flag and the poster of Hope House kids. My phone has pictures of Lindo. I need to see, read, meditate, memorize, and be reminded in order to let these truths penetrate my heart and make that journey.
Finally, I make sure that I’m looking to Him and not getting distracted or relying on my own “plans” or practical steps. I desire to live a life that is sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s leading in ALL areas including what I’m learning and how I live out what I’m learning. I want to be a doer of what I learn and hear.
In conclusion: “So let us know, let us press on to know the Lord.”