Friday, August 23, 2013

is it okay to be you?

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward.  It is the Lord Christ you are serving." Colossians 3:23-24

When defining yourself, which statement is more accurate?
Who you are is determined by what you do.
What you do is determined by who you are.
I believe both statements can be true and consistent.

In the classroom a teacher possesses the ability and knowledge to teach students a multitude of studies from math to history to the arts. Teaching with a heart like Jesus' comes natural when you are a Christian... it's part of your makeup, not an extra-curricular activity.  But is it okay?

Not only do students benefit from guidelines for school, so do teachers.  As a Christian teacher in public schools, understanding how you can be yourself, and a Light in your classroom is important.  Dalene Parker shares valuable information on how to not just survive in your classroom, but to thrive with confidence and peace.  It's the perfect read for any Christian teacher or educator for a successful school year.

If after reading "Christian Teacher in Public Schools", you still have qualms on being yourself, let the Word of God be your guide.

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law... Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.

If we are true to our faith and God's two greatest commands, love God with all your heart and love you neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:37-39), who can we possibly offend?  Be true to yourself and our Father.  This is going to be an awesome year. He has our back... and we have His heart.  Thank You, Father!

have a love-filled day!

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