A wise man will hear and increase in learning,
And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel,
I want to get wiser every day of my life. I want to increase in learning. I want to be a man of understanding. I want to understand the times. I want to understand people, their needs, and my part in their life. I want to know and understand the Bible. I want to understand myself, my motives, my blind spots, my character flaws, my strengths, my gifts, and my relationship with God.
I want to do the right thing always. I want to say the right words at the right time. I want to give wise counsel to those who ask. I want to teach in a way that is easy to understand and that motivates those who hear me to change and to grow. And I want to get better and better at my teaching skill, always better.
I want my writing in my blog to communicate the truth of God’s Word, and to make it simple and clear so it is easy to understand and apply to everyday life. I would like the truth to be so compelling that people become addicted to reading it and the principles that I write about would pop into people’s thinking throughout their day.
For all that to happen I need to read a lot, readers are learners. I need to listen to a lot of good teachers and speakers to learn what they teach, but also to learn from them how to teach and preach well. I need to write a lot and read about the skill of writing. Always learning and constantly growing, and continually improving.