1 Thessalonians 4:18
Therefore encourage one another with these words.
If you were to ask me to describe myself in one word, my answer would be "encourager". I love to build other up. Cheer them on. Lift their spirits.
My teaching years are enjoyable and rewarding for this very reason. I have opportunities every minute of every school day to encourage my students. To inspire them. To give them confidence in their abilities. To acknowledge a job well done.
To empower them.
And, there's nothing like seeing a hurting child smile again. Or, watching the failing child turn his Titanic around. Or, seeing the once shy wallflower bloom with personality.
The right words. The right gestures.
Keeping it positive. Ever sincere.
Being patient. Willing to take whatever time necessary to reach each child in a meaningful and uplifting way.
To make their day a memorable one.
To foster a love for learning in them because they know I care. Deeply.
From my heart . . .
Because, all God's children need encouragement.
Even the grown-up ones.
And, like me.
What one word best describes you?
Will you pray with me?
We are thankful, Father, for the encouragement we give to others and the encouragement given to us. Let us build up each other in the faith. May we shine the light of hope into darkened lives that they might know your grace and love. Amen.
Psalms 56, 57, (58) or 64, 65
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