This time of year reminds us of days gone by. County fairs are popping up all over the place. The smell of fair food wafts through the air and the sounds of children laughing brings back memories of sweet times from our own childhood. For me, this meant showtime! I grew up in a cow town and my dad arranged for me and my siblings to show steers each year. It taught us responsibility, how to compete, consistency, accounting, how to win and how to lose. It was just like having a job. All of our experiences as children teach us how to be adults. Jesus began teaching His disciples using experiences that happened to them as they went along; He also used parables as a teaching tool. If you want to learn from the Master, follow His footsteps through the Gospels. His lessons will teach you how to be a disciple. If you will open your eyes you will see that your own experiences are also lessons.
A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher. Luke 6:40