True or False: How we are doing is directly dependent upon how much we are praying. Answer: True True True! Therefore, we need to be honest and ask ourselves: Are we in prayer overdrive or prayer under-drive? Remember, if we are in a fiery trial, and we don’t handle it according to scripture, we may be able to teach but ministering as we teach can come to a screeching halt. We simply must minister. Period. At all costs. This is where praying heaven down comes into play.
Furthermore, as teachers, we’re always telling, or demanding :), our students to listen and do as they are told knowing that if they do, things will go better for them. How about we take our own advice and follow through when God tells us what to do fellow Christian teachers?! I’m thinking we will receive the same results.
Last week, while discussing how we are doing, our main points to follow through on were:
To remember God is with us always and never leaves nor forsakes us (Joshua chapter 1)
To be strong and courageous (Joshua chapter 1)
To James 4:8 our trials and draw near to God
The next point, pray teachers pray, logically flows from drawing near to God, but can’t be overstated whatsoever. Radical, faith filled (believing), drawing near to the throne, prayers PRAYED OUT LOUD, are atomic bombs in the spiritual realm (see Psalm 18). Don’t forget that, ever!
Yesterday, on our way home from church, my hubby, Keith, put in a CD and played a song that I hadn’t heard in a long time. It’s an upbeat song by Brian Free and Assurance. Talk about a much needed lift to my spirit! I used to sing this song and would substitute my name in for Daniel’s. You might want to do that too, dear teachers! Here are some of the lyrics:
Once there was a king that thought he got it right
Daniel wouldn’t last until the morning light
They led him to the dungeon and they threw him in
He was on his way to supper and the meal was him
But God knew how to change their dinner plans
Never throw a hungry lion in the den with a praying man!
So pray Daniel Pray!
That’s the way you make through
Come on pray Daniel pray!
Don’t you let the devil get the best of you
Your troubles aren’t as bad as you thought they were
You can tame a lion, let your prayers be heard
Your faith is going to have them eating right out of your hands
Never throw a hungry lion in a den with a praying man!
When you hear their stomachs growling do what Daniel did
Call up to your Father like a little kid
Tell Him that they are big and you just heard them roar
Then get up and use your faith to block the door
When the fur starts flying they will understand
Never throw a hungry lion in the den with a prayin’ man!