Facing our fears helps us grow in spiritual wisdom. And it stems from humility and contrition of heart so that we surrender to our Heavenly Father's will. Spiritual wisdom calls us to step out of the illusion of control because we give away our power and will over our own lives. Our own desires. It calls us to relinquish the plans for a life we feel deserving of. Healthy surrender of our own personal will, walking away and letting go, we begin to experience the true freedom found in Christ alone.
Our Invitation to Learn of the Savior
Since learning requires us to become humble, open and teachable, it also requires us to understand that it is a process. Hence the reason we don't just learn from the Savior - we do exactly what the Savior taught by applying it in our lives and living it out daily. Without application - we are not growing in spirit and truth. If we are not growing spiritually by applying Gospel principles into our own lives, we are not bearing any true fruit. And if we are not bearing any true fruit - we may find ourselves withering away with the cares, anxieties, and worries of this world.
Come Follow Me – A Call to Personal Discipleship
The cost of personal discipleship where we come unto Christ and follow Him is a journey that is difficult, rugged, and quite challenging. Yet, there is great abundance of spiritual growth, knowledge, guidance, and wisdom. Strength is drawn from the Savior himself as our sure foundation. A personal discipleship where we come to know, and appreciate, the attributes of our Heavenly Father. Come to know Christ, whom the Father has sent. Being transformed into the image and likeness of Christ. This is because the teachings of Jesus Christ - His Doctrine, His Gospel - requires personal scrutiny of self. It invites careful examination and study. It maintains genuine personal reflection and inspection of our attitude and beliefs necessary for genuine discipleship.
Come Follow Me – A Personal Call to Living a Mindful and Crucified Christian Life
Profession and Confession of faith - living it out daily as we continue to transform our minds through God's word is the goal. We want to be transformed into a "new creation" (2 Corinthians 2:17) where we rely on Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ's wise counsel. Surrender toward God so that we have a mighty change of heart in how we think, behave, and experience life.
Understanding Mindful Christianity
The proverb of putting one's hand on the plow means that one is decisively willing to commit themselves over to God. Our belief, our faith, our hope, and confidence of salvation and spiritual growth and mastery is sustained in our Heavenly Father - through Jesus Christ. And since some of Christ's teachings reflected the understanding of agriculture in His lifetime - we find the application of this passage poignant and true. Andy person willing to commit their lives and will over to the care of our Heavenly Father will only taste the fruits of spiritual growth, knowledge, insight, wisdom, and mastery by concentrating on growing in Christ and keeping an eternal perspective based on Gospel truths and principles.