As a university chancellor, I’m familiar with the enrollment process—from applying, to acceptance, and all the way through to registration and the actual classroom experience. As a minister, I can also see how this process relates to living the Christian life. When we are born again, it’s somewhat like signing up or registering for class. Our classroom, or training manual, is the Bible, and the Holy Spirit is our teacher. I know it sounds strange, but think about it: Once we become born again, our goal is to learn to live how God wants us to live. We read our Bibles, pray, and seek God for direction for how to obey Him and His Word. You could say we go to school to learn how to be Christians. In Matthew 11:29, New Living Translation, Jesus told His disciples: “Let Me teach you.” And in John 14:26, He told them the Holy Spirit “… will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.” As a believer, what is your aim in life? What are you hoping to achieve? Are you looking to make a significant impact on the lives of others? We should all desire to learn all we can about God. To do that, we must register in His school of wisdom, knowledge, and understanding, and then make sure we attend class. How do we do that? By spending time daily reading and studying God’s Word, praying and seeking to be led by the Holy Spirit who will teach us how to overcome those things the devil uses to keep us from enjoying God’s best—things like fear, worry, rejection, loneliness, betrayal, hypocrisy, and the list goes on. When you’re registered in God’s school of learning, attend classes daily, and obey His Word, you have His assurance that you will “prosper and succeed in all you do” (Joshua 1:8, New Living Translation). So, let me ask you again: As a believer, what is your aim in life? Are you willing to register for class and attend daily so the Holy Spirit can teach you? Proverbs 1:5, English Standard Version, says, “Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance.” Ever wonder why you’re not getting ahead; why you seem to fail at every attempt to succeed? Maybe it’s because you’ve never registered for Bible class. Or perhaps you registered, but now you’re skipping class by not reading the Word, praying, and seeking the Lord daily. God has given you His Holy Spirit to be your tutor. If you will allow Him, He will prepare you so when the rough times do come, you won’t fail the test.
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