Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Teacher Tuesday: The Good Teacher

In my last years of teaching in the public school, I had often heard my students whine and complain; “I can’t do it. . .  it’s too hard . . . can you do it for me?” 
No, I can’t do it for you!  If I do the work for you then that is making you weak.  Listen up,  if you are depending on your pastor to do all the work for you, to bring the word week after week, and you chose not to study yourself, you will repeat the year, you will be left back, and there will be no growth in you.   You must study yourself, you must have the desire to study.  Read your bible and spend time with God.

What kind of teacher would the Lord be if he did all the work for you?  He knows that he has to require you to study the word.  Study and learn who you are and who you were made to be.

This is something that I wrote not too long ago about being a good teacher . . 

“Who wants a teacher who is just going to give you a cheat sheet to the test? That’s a lazy teacher. That’s a teacher who doesn’t care. But a teacher who carefully plans the distribution of information so that a student may discover at his level, to obtain wisdom and understanding through application and creativity; well, that is the teacher that I yearn to become.”

The Lord wants to be your teacher and he wants to guide you through every trial.  He wants to be there for you.  He doesn't want to see you suffer.  You just have to put your faith in him.  Put your faith in the truth of his word.  

I want to share with you a video that I had come across.  It is a young woman giving her testimony.  I think it was awesome that she shared her journey with us.  I also like how she mentioned at the end of her video that we all have purpose.  And if we do not step into our purpose then we are good for nothing and we will die good for nothing.  People do go to hell.  This is the thing everyone . . . people go to hell.  The word of God is for real and Jesus is for real.

I pray that this video gives you hope for a future:

Live for Jesus
Live your Journey
Live life on Purpose
and remember that there is purpose in the process
Until Next Time