Devotions from Judy’s heart

On Friday when I was at Line Dancing, a new gal joined us and was not familiar with the dances. Our instructor went through the moves with her and she also observed the rest of us and did quite well for the first time. She was open to instruction and wanted to learn. Isn’t that the way we should be in our spiritual lives too?  Are we willing to take instruction from others or do we think we already know all there is to know in an area?   Do we gain by observing others that are further along on the spiritual journey? We can learn a lot just by observing their lives, how they handle conflict, how they face trials, how they handle praise etc.  We of course, will make many flubs but as we are open and willing to learn, we will grow in grace and become more like our INSTRUCTOR who has our best always in mind. One of my favorite verses in Ps. 32:8, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.” We are further warned not to be like a horse or mule that have to be controlled by bit and bridle. Let us be teachable and humble and open to His instruction through whatever means He uses in our lives