Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Knowing That I Don't Know Anything

A little over six months into My Grace Walk, and just when I think I have a handle on it, Father reminds me that I don't know anything.

When we tend to try to rely on our own knowledge, we get spanked, so to speak.

I am just thankful that I read the book Messy Spirituality by Mike Yaconelli. All of my Christian life I've been told that if we aren't growing then we're moving backwards. That Spiritual growth is linear and should be upward. Mike's book has shown me that growth is not inear. If we were to chart it, it would look like a sawtooth.

I beleive that the linear approach does a disservice to the believer in that we feel guilty when we see our growth as a sawtooth and not a straight line. When in actuallity,that when we are in the valleys, we are still growing.