Observation with the Teachable Spirit

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Observation with the Teachable Spirit

Observation is training.

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. –Proverbs 22:6

Delightful boys from Ingrid Education Centre, January 2013. Photo by Isaac V. Photography.

Delightful boys from Ingrid Education Centre, January 2013. Photo by Isaac V. Photography.

Observing is creating a new innocence.

At that time the disciples came to Yeshua (Jesus) and said, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And He called a child to Himself and set him before them, and said, “Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. “Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” –Matthew 18:1-4

The teachable spirit knows that as a child, we innocently mimic what are parents are doing.

Ingrid Education Centre observes that providing the necessary training for children like this one will increase the opportunity for greatness, January 2013. Photo by Isaac V. Photography.

Ingrid Education Centre observes that providing the necessary training for children like this one will increase the opportunity for greatness, January 2013. Photo by Isaac V. Photography.

We observe. We do. Simple. Return to innocence.

Observe what your heavenly Father is doing and copy. When you do, you are following Yeshua’s (Jesus) example.

So Yeshua (Jesus) said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise. –John 5:19

Then you will find the child-like innocent state where He can work to create all your dreams come true. It takes training to return, deliberate consistent training with the intention of honoring Him, which surprisingly honors us because we are observing our heavenly Father, copying and mimicking His behavior innocently, fumbling around because we do not know what we are doing.

Expressive eyes of a child of Ingrid Education Centre captured by Isaac V. Photography.

Expressive eyes of a child from Ingrid Education Centre captured by Isaac V. Photography.

He thinks it is cute.

Eventually we get it.

And then we can emulate the behavior for others to observe and copy, and repeat the process.

The teachable spirit is one that observes and mimics the Heavenly Father, innocently, and sometimes clumsily, following in His footsteps, training ourselves to return to the state of gratitude and humility, a place where God can work in our lives to create His will “on earth as it is in heaven.”

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