Summary: The Holy Spirit reminds us that we are always in need of His teaching regardless of our age, education or years of experience.
How The Holy Spirit Helps Us Continue to Remain Learners Regardless of our Age, Education or Experiences by Paul Fritz
1. The Holy Spirit reminds us that we are always in need of His teaching regardless of our age, education or years of experience. John wrote, "But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth... But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit - just as it has taught you, remain in him." (I John 2:20,27) Ask the Lord to keep you humble and teachable so that you never grow too old, too educated or too experienced to learn from God.
2. The Holy Spirit reminds us that no human is able to be right all of the time. Some leaders’ need to be right all the time is their biggest hindrance to learning and maturing in Christ. Paul wrote, "This is what we speak, not in words, taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words." (I Cor. 2:13) Ask the Lord to remind you to remain humble whenever you think you have to be right with every decision, with every counseling situation or with every interpersonal disagreement.
3. The Holy Spirit teaches us that we can continue to learn as we exercise the gifts, callings and abilities that God has given us. The writer of Hebrews wrote, "But solid food is for the mature who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil." (Heb. 5:14) Ask the Lord to help you be more willing to learn by using all of your gifts, callings and abilities.
4. The Holy Spirit speaks to believers when they are searching the Scriptures for answers to real problems. Dr. Luke wrote about such fine people of Berea, "Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true." (Acts 17:11) Ask the Lord to specifically speak to you about your emotional, mental, physical, interpersonal, spiritual and ministry needs from your study of the Scriptures.
5. The Holy Spirit is unwilling to reveal more of God’s will unless we are obeying the truth we already possess. Jesus said, "He who has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father and I too will love him and show myself to Him." (John 14:21) Ask the Lord to help you obey His commands so that God can reveal greater insights for your future ministries.
6. The Holy Spirit instructs you in ALL the aspects of God’s will when you demonstrate a willingness to go and do what He has directed. Jesus said, "If anyone chooses to do God’s will, he will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own." (John 7:17) It is little wonder that many people remain in the dark about God’s will because they have not exhibited a willingness to obey God in the little things first. Ask the Lord to help you become more of a learner in little ways so he promote you to higher levels of responsibility.