Getting Educated

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Last night my 10 year old daughter prayed over me. I don’t know if you’ve ever experienced this type of blessing, but it goes beyond bedtime prayers, and I wasn’t expecting it. She rolled over and put her face right up to mine, placed her hand on my arm and said, “and dear God, please make the darkness (nightmares) go away, and also I pray she gets educated”.

What?

“Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.” Acts 4:13 ESV

If you’ve hung around me or Mimi much, you know how often this verse comes up, and how truly astonished WE are that God would use ordinary (or common), albeit sold out for Christ women to do His will in the world. How this very thing… this socially dividing term, “uneducated”, is one aspect that He uses to point back to Himself. It’s what astonishes others. It says, “this couldn’t possibly have come from you, it has to be Jesus”.

So I’ll say it flat out, in case anyone is ever inclined to give me any credit for what has taken place so far, or may take place in India, or beyond:

If there’s anything good in me, it’s Him. It’s always, always Him. I’m really not an exceptionally impressive person, but He is an extraordinarily great God. I haven’t lived a perfect life, but by His grace, I am still His beloved child.

If there’s anything in me that is prideful, offensive, or that doesn’t reflect the righteousness of our Creator. Well, that’s just me needing to get educated.

“Teach me your ways, O LORD, that I may live according to your truth! Grant me purity of heart, so that I may honor you.” Psalm 86:33

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