Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | August 16, 2019

Unpacking God Lessons

“Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: Write in a book all the words that I have spoken to you.” Jeremiah 30:2 (ESV)

Ever attempted to cook a 45 minute gourmet meal in half the time? Ever short-changed the steps in hopes of a quick yet elegant dessert? Settling for quick is highly overrated. There’s a reason for timing – the juices simmer and tenderize the meat. And the crazy madness in keeping those steps in order – well it can make a huge difference in moist versus overbaked when it comes to desserts. Could probably write a book on all my mishaps for the sake of getting it done, in the oven and on the table. Quick never satisfies my taste buds.

Ever attempted to drive-thru a significant event just so you can move on? Ever short-changed the lessons God birthed through an experience in hopes of never looking back? Unpacking the nuggets of truth that surround life events is crucial. Everything that touches our lives has the potential to instruct, teach and reveal. Challenges and crisis speak volumes, but we often settle for survival rather than reaching deeper to thrive. Growth and transformation can only occur when we slow down, digest the details, commit them to paper and prayerful seek God’s revelation.

A journal on my desk keeps my lists of “Lessons Learned.” Intentionally, I have simmered the positives, negatives and crucial truths in my journey. Skipping the step to capture them would have made a huge difference when forgetfulness slipped in. Details are often lost in the scope of time. God’s divine provision is often dismissed when the crisis lifts. Choosing to unpack simple, yet profound God unveilings serves us well – true satisfaction.

“Father, every day is an opportunity to learn more about You and to discover Your will for our lives.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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