Over the next several weeks I am devoting some of my time to learning about something that interests me. Which, of course, the most interesting thing in my life to me is Jesus and the life has called me to have. So, i’m exploring new learning possibilities and will be blogging about my experiences here.
It’s amazing to me what happens when we put a little extra time and energy into something we care about. It’s like tending to a garden, the more you nurture it the better the produce will be.
So it is with life long learning, the more we learn the more we can utilize what we have learned. As my independent learning project I have decided to continue to learn about Jesus through the teachings of the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, books, and of course, the Bible. It amazes me how much information is out there and how little I have taken advantage of this opportunity.
The more we seek to know Him, the more we will know him. So I think dedicating my time and energy to Him for another four plus hours a week should be a great learning experience. I am excited to see what lies ahead of me on my journey and what I will learn that I did not previously know. Or, maybe I will stumble upon something I had learned previously, but forgotten about.
In addition, I’m so thankful to even be given the opportunity to learn. Often times I think we take the learning experiences we have for granted or simply walk through the motions of the learning process and forget that learning is important. Without learning something new every day, life is boring.
As a future educator I think one of the most beneficial thing we can do is teach our students to make a goal list. There have been several studies that show that those who write out their goals have a higher success rate. So here are my goals for this independent learning project over the course of the next several weeks.
- Know Jesus… more.
- Read at least two books that align with my learning project (to be picked out later this week).
- Grow as a learner in Christ.
I want to push myself to learn something extraordinary. As a life long learner, passionate disciple of the One Lord, and eager student I am diving headfirst into this learning project. There may be a few bumps in the road, but I will get through them.
Time to grab the coffee cup, fill it full, and let His blessings pour out of this learning experience through my reading materials.