There are others who teach without the title of teacher. It is leaders and counselors to our lives too. It is overseers of different positions of lives and we continue to learn. Words are important and we each of us need to remember that on a daily bases.
WORDS ~ ARE IMPORTANT
I still remember being a kid and having the best teacher ever. I also remember the one teacher who made fun of me and the class room laughed. Being in 4th grade wasn't a happy memory for me. I also remember trying out for singing and the teacher told me never to sing again. It totally silenced my voice in singing for awhile. I didn't realize until I got older, the value of words and how important they are to each of us. Words can build us up, but also tear us downs.
As I think about teachers, I value their time to study and to stand before a classroom of kids who are different. Each one coming from a different place of life and learning different. As I think about the spiritual teachers, I am reminded of this scripture:
James 3 New Century Version (NCV)
Controlling the Things We Say
3 My brothers and sisters, not many of you should become teachers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. 2 We all make many mistakes. If people never said anything wrong, they would be perfect and able to control their entire selves, too.
TEACHERS ~ are people too.
They have real lives, wants, and desires.
Titus 2:7-8 New Century Version (NCV)
In every way be an example of doing good deeds. When you teach, do it with honesty and seriousness. 8 Speak the truth so that you cannot be criticized. Then those who are against you will be ashamed because there is nothing bad to say about us.
2 Timothy 2:15 New Century Version (NCV)
Make every effort to give yourself to God as the kind of person he will approve. Be a worker who is not ashamed and who uses the true teaching in the right way.
Let us leave you with this thought today:
2 Timothy 3:16 New Century Version (NCV)
16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for showing people what is wrong in their lives, for correcting faults, and for teaching how to live right.
Each of our lives teach. Each of our lives are examples to others. Let us not forget to think before we speak. Let us not forget to live in today and to thank God for this day. My prayers do continue for you, your family and friends. I am glad that God has placed upon my heart to write and share real life with you. Do your best today and allow God the freedom to make and mold you too. He is the great teacher of life and the Bible is truth.
Happy New day and once again, thanking all who teach.