Sometimes I feel like I just don’t get what The Lord is trying to teach me.
It’s discouraging and I feel like if I don’t figure it out quick enough then The Lord will just throw up His hands in frustration and move on.
So I was very encouraged while studying my bible this morning. Because even though I knew God doesn’t just dismiss His children in frustration He gave me an example.
Peter.
Three times Jesus asked Peter “Peter do you love me?”.
Three times Jesus had to say to Peter “feed my sheep.”
Jesus also gave Peter a vision concerning what once was unclean meat.
Three times God had to tell Peter that it was now okay to eat what was once unclean.
Three times.
The Lord kept speaking to Peter until he got it.
Peter just stayed engaged. He kept communicating with The Lord until it finally dawned on him what was being said.
Our God. The creator of each and every human that has ever walked His beautiful earth cares enough about us to patiently teach us. He doesn’t give up on us.
Don’t give up on Him. Be still and know that He is God.
Originally posted May 14, 2014