WONDER Teachers After God’s Own Heart

 

Teachers…

Welcome back W O N D E R teachers!

Ever known someone who could slay bears, lions, and giants? Ever known someone who was after God’s own heart?  David did. David was…. And we can be too.

The letter D is front and center today as we continue our character study, WONDER Teachers. If you’ve missed out on any of the posts in this series, just scroll down after reading today and catch right on up with us!

I have to say, David is one of my favorite Bible people.  I’m telling you, the man could write!  The Psalms, of which he wrote quite a few, literally get me through the toughest of days.  When I get to heaven, I just want to shake his hand, and tell him thank you from the bottom of my heart.  But that’s not all I love about David.

Although he did crazy great things for God, he also screwed up royally.  But. He. Repented… dusted himself off, and got on with God’s will.

God knew David would screw up, but He also knew that David loved Him with all his heart. Likewise, God knows we are human, and being human, we are prone to making mistakes, even messes every now and then!  The most experienced of teachers can mess up too.  But WONDER teachers, pick themselves up, dust themselves off, repent, and get on with God’s will just like David did.

Listen, we teachers can and do slay lions, bears, and giants EVERY day in our classrooms, in the spiritual realm, that is, but ONLY if we are teachers after God’s own heart. Amen? That’s how David was able to do it.  His love for God pressed him to persevere, even when sin got the best of him.

When we mess up in the classroom or in our personal lives, let’s be like David, dear teachers. Loving God with all our hearts makes all the difference between just being a teacher or a WONDER teacher. Which do we want to be?

God bless you in your classroom this week.  Next time, E is on deck!  Until then, stay devoted.

#WONDERteachers  #SpiritOfDavid  #Persevere

Psalm 51:10-13

 

To Opt In Or To Opt Out? That Is The Question!

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25 days!  Yes! There are only 25 days left after this week until the end of the school year! 🙂

We are in the throws of testing this week here where I teach.  Testing is no fun, but alas, we live in evil days!  I’m convinced of it! 😉  Seriously though, the scenery of both anxious teachers and students pondering and conversing about the end results isn’t a most pleasant event to witness, but as one of my colleagues mentioned yesterday, opting out shouldn’t be an option.  Opting out of the test is an option here in Georgia, but, as she suggested, what would we be teaching our kids? When times are tough, stressful, and maybe even unbearable, it’s time to close up shop and give up because we can’t handle it? That would be akin to enabling them to fail and we enable them enough! 

Similarly, opting out on what God has called us to do should not be an option either, dear teachers! Unless we clearly hear from Him to lay down what He has called us to do and/or change directions, then we are to stick with it no matter the difficulties we face. Consider these verses…

Luke 9:62 – But Jesus said to him, “No one, after putting his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”

Galatians 6:9 – Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.

2 Thessalonians 3:13 – But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary of doing good.

Philippians 3:12-14 – Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

2 Timothy 3:14 – You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them…

1 Corinthians 9:24 – Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.

Isaiah 40:31 – Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.

Remember all of these verses were written from those coming before us who persevered through dire trials and tribulations.  I’m convinced they would repeat them to us if they were here today.  Jesus himself prayed for future believers way back in the Garden of Gethsemane and still intercedes for us today.  If that’s the case, then no matter what we go through, as long as we are abiding in Him and His word, we will overcome the difficulties life hands us so that we will accomplish His purpose for our lives.  (John 15 and 17)

Therefore dear teachers, we can make it through testing, we can make it through the last month of school, and we can make it through anything the Lord has called us to do. OPT IN!  NEVER. OPT. OUT!

God bless you and stay devoted!

October 7-11, 2013 Persevere! Period. Hebrews 12:1-2 & Romans 5:1-5

Hello teachers and fellow bloggers,
I have a question for you! In a couple of places in my devotion blog, the video and the audio get out of sync, and then after a couple of minutes they catch up with each other. How to I solve this problem? I would appreciate your help!
Thanks,
Donna