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Topic: Teachers (07/12/04)

TITLE: From Student to Teacher
By Gary Warren
07/14/04

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The best teachers are even better students. Think about a hobby you are utterly passionate about, woodworking, gardening or quilting. You study, practice and spend an inordinate amount of time perfecting your skill and proficiency in that craft. And lo and behold, a friend, co-worker, or neighbor shows an inkling of interest or curiosity in your endeavors and you burst into a dissertation on the finer points of the dovetail joint, the perfect mix of nitrifiers and nutrients in potting soil or why a machine made quilt will never do as a family heirloom.
There you go. You have gone from the passionate student to the fervent teacher. Your unsuspecting student may sit in repose and simply allow the unintentionally invited stream of knowledge roll off their back. Or, they might sense and be caught up in the tidal wave of enthusiasm. At which point, you made a “convert”. Your new prodigy may simply follow with eager anticipation of the next flicker of knowledge or he may take the torch and run with it, becoming a master enthusiast in his own right. In fact, he may even surpass you.
So, you are passionate about God and study His word with fervor. Why? If you are passionate about something or someone, you want to know more. But, to what end? You study God’s word to find Christ. And as you come to know and Love Him as He loves you, you will desire to be like Him. You are the student and He is the teacher.
God’s Word says to be ready to give account for that hope that is within you. Therefore, be it deliberate contact or a haphazard meeting, albeit by God’s design. The next time a friend, coworker or neighbor shows the slightest notion of interest or curiosity, you will be ready. You’re now the teacher.


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darlene hight07/19/04
I like the thought process on this(so much so that I have an article with similar subject-titled Can I get a Witness) One suggestion I think it needs a few paragraph breaks it would make it an easier read.
Gary Warren07/19/04
Paragraph breaks were somehow lost during copy/paste. Sorry about that.
Gary
Mary Elder-Criss07/20/04
I really liked your opening line a lot. "The best teachers are even better students." Only in succeeding as a student can we become good teachers, and if we aren't enthusiastic about what the subject, we can hardly expect others to be. Thanks for sharing.
L.M. Lee07/21/04
Good points...it is amazing how someone's passion can get you involved in a project and then when the new wears off, you are stuck with tons of yarn and hate knitting! ha-ha!
Marcell Billinghurst07/21/04
You have some excellent thoughts here. I agree. God gives us gifts and talents to share with others. They are not for our own benefit. It is often through our experiences and what God teaches us, that we are able to teach or inspire others to get involved or try something new.
Karen Treharne07/24/04
I enjoyed this a lot, Gary. Everything you wrote is so true. God teaches, we learn, we pass it on. The circle of life from God's perspective. You honor Him with your writing and sharing. You are a good teacher.
Nancy Hingle07/25/04
Gary,
I liked the way you led into being a witness. It was smooth. Blessings and Favor.