Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Day 10 - Intentional Goodness in the Classroom

Can you believe there are only 10 days left in Lent? (We don’t count Sundays, remember.) In these last 10 days, let’s be intentional about blessing others. Have you ever started the day by asking God to let you be a blessing to everyone around you? He is the One Whom through all blessings flow. Being a blessing to others can come in so many ways, but asking God in prayer for the ability to bless someone is a gift. He is able to put just that perfect person in your path today.

A verse to ponder

And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

An intentional blessing for the classroom

Write a private note of encouragement today to someone you feel prompted to bless. If you don’t have any stationary available, find some printer paper and a blank envelope and create a handwritten note of goodness. Be intentional about speaking words of empowerment into the person’s situation. Perhaps you can compliment them on how well they have been trying lately or how much you have noticed that they are being good to others. The key today is to make it a private, personalize handwritten note to someone you can bless.

A focus of reflection

Is it legal to bless others? Of course! Who wouldn’t want to be blessed?  One of the definitions of bless is: to confer well-being or prosperity on. Intentional goodness is always pointed toward our students and colleagues’ well-being. I do ask God most days to be a blessing to others and He definitely helps me. I pray that these 40 days continue to bless you. May God give you the ability to abundantly bless others today.

Day 11

(Pay It Forward - the universal symbol of service to others)

As always, I am
Prayerfully dependent,


Karen C. Seddon
CEAI, State Director, Florida

Note: To more fully understand the 16-9 Movement, please read the first blog entry by  clicking here.

Christian Educators Association International (CEAI) is the only professional association in the United States specifically for Christian educators in public schools.  CEAI protects our members first in prayer, next with excellent professional liability insurance and other benefits while helping them live out their high calling as a Christian in the public school.  

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