Understanding, Not Figuring Things Out

This morning, while studying and praying at my desk, I caught myself trying to intellectualize how something was going to turn out.  It didn’t take long for me to turn to God and quieten my thoughts and just listen, since it was not working the other way. Trying to figure things out involves ego and self-will while understanding comes from the heart if it is filled with humility and gratitude.

Luke  9:21 reads “In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou has hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes:”  Sometimes, I just need to listen more.

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