“A lowly person is a teachable person, easily entreated and open to explanation. Many of our spirits are too arrogant: they can teach others but can never themselves be taught. Many possess a stubborn spirit: they stick to their opinions even if they realize they are wrong.” Watchman Nee
Reading through the Biblical book of Ezekiel is flat out depressing. The stark stubbornness of God’s people is overwhelming. I picture in my mind that little 4 year old standing with his arms crossed, lip sticking out, and eyes resolute, “NO!”.
It represents to me the challenges in helping people to grow in the grace of Christ. Because the Western church focuses on salvation and not maturity it is as if the church stands with its arms crossed and says, “No!”.
Spiritual direction helps aid one who is teachable and hungry for a more authentic and sustainable faith. Spiritual conversation helps relax our willingness for God through His Spirit to form us and deepen us.
Do you have a stubborn spirit? A legalistic spirit? Enjoy His Grace!
“What’s it like in your world?” Charlie Peacock