Psalm 139:14 New International Version (NIV)14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
NEW NORMALS ~
They are not always easy but they happen in life. Kids grow up and we know that learning never stops in life. Each day of my life I can learn something new. Let us never forget that we are unique in God because he created you to be you. I can look back on my school days and see how I wished I was like a friend. They seem to have it all and was so smart. I struggled with reading, spelling and just communicating in life. As I grew older, I started looking at myself different. My life was created by God and I must realize my life was important. Looking through eyes of faith at many times and keeping my eyes fixed on God.
Last night I began to pray for children going back to school. Nervous can happen, kids cry and even adults cry. Some teachers can be a little nervous too and knowing their responsibility to teach a new class of kids. Helpers are volunteer and office staff focus on how to help kids get to the right class. So many changes in one day and new beginnings for so many people. Schools days bring memories of both hard times and great times for me. I had favorite teachers and people who spurred me on in life. I like to volunteer at school to help make a difference in class rooms. My granddaughters like it too and I found myself enjoying it far more than I realized. Teachers can always use help.
I remember being in one grade and looking forward to being in the next grade. When we are kids, we want to grow up and become a higher number. When we are adults, we learn to live in the age we are and continue to learn in life. Nobody knows it all and there is always room to learn. I want to pray now for kids and will you join me.
God, we thank you for a new day. I do realize that kids go back to school on different days but today is the day for our Napa County. I ask that peace be in the hearts of school kids and take away any nervous or scared feelings. I ask that amazing friendships start for kids at school and learning comes easy to them. Take away all the negative and protect them as they go daily to school. Help the teachers teach and kids to receive. Help adults who take kids to school to leave without crying and know their child is safe. So many changes during the first day of school and I don't know them all, but you do God. We agree now for your favor on their lives, they hearts to be in peace and right connections in all areas of life. Help those kids who are bullies to stop and becomes peacemakers. Some of this might sound to big but nothing is too big for you God. I have gone to school and watched adults yell at kids as they drag them into school. I have seen kids cry as they get yelled at by their parent or the adult who is bringing them. I am asking today that tears be gone and peace flows in all areas today. I thank you for those who agree with me in prayer now for children and adults. AMEN
I do thank God for teachers who love children. You can tell by their actions and their sacrifice of less money. Teachers should get paid more and I pray that they will. I personally thank all the teachers, leaders, and helpers for children. I love how the office staff of our granddaughters school take time to tell them they are special and it is great to see them. At the end of the day, the workers stand outside to continue sharing have a good day and see you tomorrow. They make them feel special and I love that.
Maybe you don't have kids going to school or even know anything. But thank you for joining me in the prayer today for kids everywhere who head back to school today or soon. My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. Look around you today and share hope with someone. Just one act of kindness can go along way in someone's life. Be an example of kindness and share it.