The more I learn, the less I know

I'm a walking oxymoron.

I'm a total introvert and delight in being alone, yet I hunger for fellowship with the Body of Christ.

I'm the epitome of laziness, yet one of my greatest joys is serving as the Holy Spirit directs me.

I'm terribly afraid of heights (even being on a step stool scares me), yet I love to fly!

I love new adventures, yet I find comfort in routine.

I'm extremely judgmental and merciless, yet the Lord continues to send me to those who suffer great loss so that I might bring them His comfort and peace.

The more I learn about God, I continuously discover how very little I truly know Him.

Every time I call out to my Heavenly Father, asking Him to show me great and unsearchable things I did not know (Jeremiah 33:3), He is faithful to answer; and I am always completely in awe and wonder of all that He shows me. It is then I realize how very big and awesome my God is. It is during these times of blessed intimacy with God that I realize that all my learning and studying, brings me to the inescapable truth that my finite mind, will never be able to behold the fullness of my infinite God.

On this side of Heaven, I will never fully comprehend the essence and nature of a limitless, holy God with my limited, defiled mind. But I can intimately know Him as He graciously reveals Himself to His creation.  And for all that I do not understand, I must apply faith and trust He is exactly who He says He is, nothing more and nothing less.

If I ever chose to describe God or refer to Him as someone that I am more comfortable with or someone I could better relate myself to, then I would be guilty of denigrating the most holy name of God; who states there is none like Him - there is nothing in all creation that we would ever be able to use to describe Him.

"To whom will you liken Me and make Me equal, and compare Me, that we may be alike?...remember the things of old; for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me,"
~ Isaiah 46:5, 9


I don't believe true disciples of Christ, indwelt with the Holy Spirit, wake up every morning with the intent to fill our day with sinful acts or thoughts. But because we aren't nearly as diligent to faithfully feed our souls (with the word of God) as often or more than we feed our temporal bodies (at least 3 times a day), we've allowed heretical and blasphemous ideologies to creep into our churches; thereby creeping into our minds and hearts.

"For though we walk in flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete."
~ 2 Corinthians 10:3-5

Because we do not properly dress ourselves with the armor of God or mediate on His word day and night (Psalm 1:1-3), we are easily, like sheep, led astray by various winds of "new" teaching that come our way. In the attempt to be more relevant, many have lost reverence, thus causing the production and promotion of many books, movies, seminars and even churches that are teaching Christians to view God in ways that God has never described Himself through His written word.

"Teach me Your way, O LORD, that I may walk in Your truth; unite my heart to fear Your name."


"As I urged you when I was going to Macedonia, remain at Ephesus so that you may charge certain persons not to teach any different doctrine, nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies, which promote speculations rather than the stewardship from God that is by faith. The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. Certain persons, by swerving from these, have wandered away into vain discussion, desiring to be teachers of the law, without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make confident assertions."
~ Psalm 86:11, 1 Timothy 1:3-7

The more I learn, the less I know
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Hello fellow image-bearers of the Most High God!

I'm Sunny Shell and I'm an extremely grateful daughter of the LORD God Almighty. I'm also a wife to a loving and godly man, whom God has filled with kindness, wisdom and much mercy. My husband is my best friend and My Second Love.

I'd love for you to journey along with me as I share my life lessons, struggles and victories found only in Jesus. And I'd love to hear how God is growing you in your faith so that we might mutually be encouraged to press on toward the upward call of God in Christ Jesus (Rom 1:11-12).

I'm delighted you found my little writing corner and I hope you come for another visit soon. May God's grace and peace be multiplied to your spirit.