Fan the Flame!

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It takes a lot of energy to keep a fire aflame, doesn’t it?… that is, the energy needed for the flame itself (oxygen, coal, wood, etc.) and the person who’s tending to it.  I liken keeping the flame blazing for the Christian teacher to a fire dance…

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…only our fervency (dancing) should be focused on the LORD.  Amen?!  Sometimes we forget the work we must do to fan into flame the gift of God in our lives as teachers.  For me personally, I fan my flame by listening to the Word every morning via my #YouVersion bible app while getting ready for work.  Prior to that though, I make sure to pray before I get out of bed in the morning.  (I need all the help I can get!)  Also, I’m a big Joyce Meyer fan, so I record her show everyday and watch it in the evening when I get home.  Your fire dance may be different than mine, but the point is TO DANCE everyday!!!!! 🙂
Next week, I’m going to pull in how our five senses help in our endeavor to fan into flame the gift of God in us.  See you then my fellow Christian teachers!  God bless you and stay devoted!

Mission Minded

Remember your mission on a daily basis, dear Christian teacher!  In an effort to encourage you to stay mission minded, here is an acronym with a verse for every day this week. Commit these to memory, one each day, making them a prayer, and stay devoted to God. You will be a better teacher for it! 🙂

Monday – Transformed Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind…Romans 12:2. Very critical to our mission is to stay in the word of God!  Read it, soak it in, and put your feet to it. Your students will be the benefactors for sure.

Tuesday – Encourage – Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing…1st Thess. 5:11.  We all need encouragement. If you want encouragement, give encouragement…not only to your students, but to fellow teachers as well.  It’s a tough job and a little encouragement can be the difference between success and failure.  Think about that!

Wednesday – Anxious – Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus…Phil. 4:6-7  I had one anxious week last week!  A mad parent will surely do the trick.  This verse is a life saver.

Thursday – Christ-Centered – For to me, to live is Christ…Phil. 1:21.  Everything we do, whether in or out of the classroom, is for Him.  Think of the big picture. Ask God to stamp eternity on your eyes. 

Friday –  Hard Work – Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men…Col. 3:23. Want to be a good example for your students?  Be the teacher that devotes the most heart, the most energy, and the most passion and you will change lives in the process!  AMEN?!

May God bless you richly in your classrooms this week!

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