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Topic: Teachers (07/12/04)
TITLE: The Spirituality of Teaching
By Dorethia Myers
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I get comments you are an angel. No, I am not an angel, I am doing what God has commissioned me to do. I use my spiritual gifts to minister in an unknowing way each time I interact with a student. I have heard the comments that teachers get paid a lot of money for doing nothing. Well I have to ask the same people, do you stay up into the wee hours of the night planning and correcting papers. Teachers are a rare breed and with all the government regulations, the low pay and long hours, it is not a career for everyone.
I jump with joy each time have a success in my students. It breaks my heart sometimes to know that this generation takes education for granted. The Bible gives several references to teaching and this is what guides me in my daily walk with the Lord as I begin each day reflecting on what God has commanded of me.
I encourage my students to express themselves through written word or for those who have difficulty writing through pictures. Proverbs 22:6 states:- Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Those words keep me going daily because I know that I am touching lives daily and the results may not be evident to me for years to come. I can never give up what God has commanded of me.