Philippians 1:9-10 NLT
I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding. For I want you to understand what really matters, so that you may live pure and blameless lives until the day of Christ's return.
We know that to be hired in a position of any kind we need to be able to prove that we have had a certain amount of education. The higher the level we have obtained through hard work and study, the better that position might be.
So we are fed knowledge over the years we spend in school. As we walk out in the jobs we get in the workplace, we gain experience and that is the most valuable piece. It is our experience that drives us to the next level in that profession. We move from dishwasher to cook to manager. We move from janitor to supervisor over them to supervisor over other areas in the same company. We move from pumping gasoline to managing the station. Experience positions us for the next increase.
God's word tells us that Holy Spirit teaches us all things. He guides us as we walk this earthly walk. But that is not all we need to do. Our Bible is the source of all truth. And I believe He speaks to us through the words on those pages. This is why it is referred to as the living word.
I can read the same words tomorrow and fresh revelation can jump out of that page and touch my spirit, changing how I think and act. And it is in the action that we gain experience. It is in taking a risk to step out into the unknown for us knowing that God will be right there with us. He takes the lead and we let Jesus use our hands and feet and mouth to do the impossible.
As we take action, we gain experience. And experience gained is never lost. It is out stepping stone to the next level in our walk with Jesus. As we go, we grow.