Your Favorite Teacher
Your Favorite Teacher
Oct 26, 2017
"My Thought for Your Day" by Paul Minzlaff
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I think we all can relate and choose an answer to the following question: Who is your favorite teacher and why? OK, now close your eyes for just a second and think of that teacher who made the greatest impact in your life. Have you made your selection? Can you still hear their voice speaking to you – those words of encouragement, support, and a belief in you with a little love sprinkled in? Oh, how I wish I would have said “Thank you” just one more time.
For much of my life, I was inclined to follow the traditional “school of hard knocks,” believing that the only way to experience life was through firsthand experience; learning from your failures and trying not to repeat them can be a painful way to experience life. While experiencing life in the moment is unavoidable, I have found that there is another alternative: start reading books and having discussions with other people about their experiences. This is a great way to learn! Have you ever considered that you have access right now to the greatest teacher to walk the earth – Jesus? That the author of the #1 best-selling book of all time, the Bible, has written everything you will ever need to know for a better life? The best part – every word is true:
True Words for a Better Future
- Be Fruitful. Daily, we are to put in to practice living with the “fruit of the spirit” by displaying love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
- Fear Not. Do not let the ways of this world have you looking over your shoulder. Don’t allow people’s words to limit you. Pray purposefully and trust in the will of God. Remove from your vocabulary two simple words that let fear win: “I can’t.” “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23
- Unity. You have been created in God’s image. How pleasing are your thoughts, words and deeds to the Creator of the Universe? We read a clear message in Psalm 133: “How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!” Further instruction is found in Colossians 3: “Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”
- The “best is yet to come.” We rejoice today in the fact that you have a trusting relationship with your Lord and Savior. If you have not committed yet to Jesus as your Savior, He awaits you with open arms. Let us always hold fast to the promise that eternal life awaits each of God’s children.
Recently I read that people, when meeting you for the first time, will pass judgement on you in
7 seconds! God, on the other hand, judges and forgives you for life. He desires to walk with you on a life long journey of discovery. Discovering what you ask? His Word, His Promise, His Love.
Thoughts to Encourage
- God often does his best work during out tears.
- The person without a dream, will never have their dream come true.