Are you fanning the flame of your gifting dear Christian teacher? The hotter the better!
Today we are going to take a look at our sense of touch and sense of smell.
When we see the word touch in God’s word, especially in the New Testament, most of the time it refers to healing. In Mark 10:13-16 Jesus wanted to bless the children by the laying on of his hands, but his disciples did not want Him to! Wow. Were the children unimportant?…Or were the disciples too busy?…Was it just too time consuming to actually physically lay hands on them?… Why? I don’t know the reason, but I do know we need to be diligent in not overlooking any of our students for whatever reason. Always take time for students – if not that moment, then a little later. We can also be a blessing and pray blessings over our students. A nice pat on the back never hurts either. 🙂
Not only do our prayers touch our students, but the nose of God(!), which leads to our last sense – the sense of smell.
There’s nothing like the smell of a juicy steak cooking on the grill! It’s definitely what I would call a fragrant aroma! 🙂 In the spiritual realm, our prayers likewise are a sweet smelling aroma to our Father God, which leads me to infer if we aren’t praying, maybe we stink(?)! I’m sure we don’t smell as ‘good as we could’ right? A praying teacher is what our students need, and I might add, what our world needs this day and age.
Did you know there is one verse that has to do with smell that sums up this whole series about fanning our flame by keeping our senses alert in 2nd Corinthians 2:15? Here it is…
Are we a fragrant aroma of Christ in our classrooms? Our students can tell by our smell!
Dear Christian teachers, when we fan into flame the gift of God by remembering our physical senses as well as their spiritual counterparts, our students who are lost will have a better chance of being found by the heat of the fire that’s blazing in our spirit! AMEN! #FanTheFlame
Until next time, stay devoted…you will be a more excellent teacher for it. God bless you!