Study to Improve
2 Timothy 2:15
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth
In the writing of this book, I am reminded of the years that we put into learning to do line work. The bumps and bruises of learning how to climb poles, bank transformers, rigging, splicing, and other tasks that are required of our trade. Some people catch on faster than others, while others may understand another segment of line work. A good line worker will train an apprentice; the apprentice will help train the ground crew. OSHA recognizes on the job training, as one approved method of advancement, in the business. There are some lineman schools that are helping to train, and also making sure that the trainee understands that this trade requires hard work. For some, it will take years to achieve the journeyman status; others will get there faster. But the fact remains that it takes hard work and studying, by watching others, apprentice programs, or when the chance presents itself, hands on applications.
I decided to take the picture of my work desk where this book was written; it involved much studying. I have kept this book based on the themes that I feel that God has revealed to me.
This is not an attempt to change anyone’s religious status, but to make sure we do our part to win those to Christ. The one thing I have learned, is no matter how much you keep studying about line work and the Bible, you will always learn something new. Christianity isn’t about denominations; it’s about Christ. I challenge you to study daily, improve yourself for your trade and God.
Lord, help me to become the person that you created me to become. I present myself to you to help me study to become the spouse, parent, line worker, or apprentice. I know that I don’t know everything that there is to learn about line work or the Bible. Lord, let me be a student of the Word and line work. Lord, help me through my studies of both the Bible and line work to become what you have for us in life.