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Topic: First Day of School (06/28/04)
TITLE: Embarking on the journey of Learning
By Deborah Shepard
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It seemed to me I was teased from the both sides, growing up this help me build the spirit of determination. Sibling placement there was always a power struggle going on, typical for children. I believe the Lord, placed me as middle child, to learn to be objectional, and non-judgmental with others. And learn the life skills of true civility, and a compassionate spirit early in my life. Believe me when I say there were many times, in school where I was picked on greatly. But being a resilient five-year old, I would take these teasing and carry on.
My mother each day would walk me to school, and my brothers would be walking with their friends. I told her thanks mom, I could walk the rest of the way by myself. Where we lived wasnít far from my school, so I said just watch me walk to school, from the hill so she did I felt a circle of protection around me, and off I went singing like a little song bird. The awesome feeling of independence even at this age. Of course this action of boldness early in life, didnít always go well the siblings around me. I believe the Lord was developing strong faith, and cultivating the heart and soul of complete trust in him, also equipping with the spirit of servitude.
This early lifetime passage was the soul beginning, of my life of obedience, to the Lord, and compassionate heart for others, this was a building block of my lifeís core of endurance. What a glorious life foundation to start out my pilgrimage of my faith, I have in the Lord today. All this derived from attending my first day of school. The Lord had a devine life plan for me, he knew the trials I, would be up against early in my life, and there were numerous ones. Iím grateful now for each one of those trials, they have made my faith unshakable.
In this scripture passage of (Isaiah 50:4 NIV) is made definetly clear the need for schooling in our lives. The Sovereign Lord has given me and instructed tongue, to know the words that sustain the weary. He awakens me morning by morning, Wakens my ear to listen like one being taught. A life with guidance and proper instruction will bear much good fruited. Where as turning away from the path of guidance and good godly instruction. Can only lead to a life filled with the consequences of rebellion. I choose the path of being in direct obedience to the Lord, and maintaining the spirit of servitude to others.
I praise the Lord daily, my heart sings with the spiritual hymns of the heart and soul. I can rejoice in my lifeís transformation and journey on to my spirits salvation. I will share my lifeís experience and testimony with as many people as possible. In my life extension the Lord has granted me. I have just experienced the passing of a loved one this Monday, I was feeling a little blue, so before writing I prayed to be able to contribute to this weeks writing challenge. This is what sprang forth through my prayers; my heart did start to feel lifted up some
May all of you go forth each new day, with the spirit of being a new student, starting your first day of school? Life blessings to all of you my brothers and sister in Jesus Christ. My prayer request is please keep my family, in your prayers for the loss of my family loved one. As Iím closing this article, my tears are cleansing and and healings my heart. Praise the Lord my departed loved one accepted Jesus Christ, before breathing his last breath. God bless you one and all.