Have you ever wondered what it means to have a teachable heart? In this episode, I’m breaking it down for you, and sharing why it’s so important for spiritual growth.
So what exactly does it mean to have a teachable heart?
It’s having a mind that’s open to what God has to teach you, a humble spirit willing to accept wisdom and guidance, and a deep hunger for learning.
Imagine having a mindset that says, “Hey, I don’t have all the answers, but I’m good with that because there’s always room to grow and learn.”
That, my friend, is the core of a teachable heart. It’s about embracing new ideas, being open to different perspectives, and understanding that learning is a journey, not a destination.
In today’s show, I’ll uncover…
- what it means to have a teachable heart and why it’s so important for spiritual growth
- 6 Characteristics of a teachable heart
- the common obstacles that keep us from having a teachable heart
- 3 powerful prayers to cultivate a willing heart
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Why You Need a Teachable Heart
Teach me, O Lord, the way of Your statutes, And I will [steadfastly] observe it to the end. Give me understanding [a teachable heart and the ability to learn], that I may keep Your law; And observe it with all my heart. Psalm 119:33-35 AMP
Let’s start by answering why having a teachable heart is so important.
Picture your heart as a garden.
When you nurture it with the qualities of a teachable heart, it starts to bloom and grow in ways you never thought possible.
We’re talking spiritual growth – not just stagnant water, but an actual flowing river of growth.
Think about it like this: God created us to keep moving, to keep growing and to stay in motion. A teachable heart keeps that motion alive.
Cultivating a teachable heart gives you discernment to process and handle the decisions you face every day.
It’s what helps you see things more clearly, distinguishing between what’s good and what isn’t. And the deep connection you foster with God throughout this growth is incredible!
It’s like having a heart-to-heart chat with your best friend, but this best friend happens to be The Creator of the universe.
Can you imagine the kind of transformation that brings?
SIX Characteristics of a Teachable Heart
I’ll break down the six characteristics of a teachable heart and what it means for your faith walk.
- Willingness to Learn
These six characteristics are the secret ingredients that make your heart a powerhouse of growth, and I’ll dive into them in this show.
Potential Obstacles to Cultivating a Teachable Heart
Now, let’s get real for a moment.
As much as we’d love to do everything right when it comes to our walk with God, there are plenty of obstacles along the way.
In this show, I dish out a little tough love as we uncover these five common obstacles.
- fear of change
- reliance on past events and knowledge
3 Powerful Prayers for a Teachable Heart
As difficult as it can be to surrender these common obstacles, the beautiful thing is that we don’t have to do it alone!
God is always ready to help. All we have to do is, “make that ask.”
And in this episode, I’ll share three powerful prayers to help you cultivate a spirit of growth and learning.
WHAT IT MEANS TO HAVE A TEACHABLE HEART
Cultivating a teachable heart takes time, my friend.
So keep showing up, keep practicing and allow yourself some grace as you cultivate a heart of learning.
And I’ve got you every step of the way!
- 00:00 Introduction
- 02:41What is a teachable heart
- 07:08 6 Characteristics of a teachable heart
- 20:56 Common obstacles of a teachable heart
- 35:53 3 powerful prayers to cultivate a teachable heart
- 37:43 Wrapping Up
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