For many people, June marks the end of the school year and perhaps means it is time for graduation. It is nice to feel a sense of accomplishment and to have the opportunity to move on. While there is normally an end to our formal education, we should never stop learning.
We refer to ourselves as disciples of Jesus. The meaning of the Greek word is really ‘a learner.’ When we follow Jesus, we begin a lifelong learning process called discipleship. Jesus calls us, he says, “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me.” (Matthew 11:29, NIV). When we follow Jesus, we are learning about him and from him. We should continue to do so as long as we have breath.
So why do so many Christians stop learning and growing in their faith walk? Perhaps it is to avoid looking foolish. Maybe it is just laziness. Or, have we not understand that following Jesus means we have an obligation to continue growing? Perhaps we think we are already transformed enough. Whatever the case, whatever your age, remember God’s kingdom is big and you have not fully arrived yet.
If you don’t know where to start, just begin by asking Jesus what he wants to show you today.