Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Day 11 - Intentional Goodness in the Classroom

I just finished listening to the audio version of Jerry Bridges, “Who Am I? Identity in Christ,” narrated by Alistiar Begg.  What a combo. We were born to serve others by the power of the Holy Spirit. Our service to others is often supernatural in that we do not naturally put others before ourselves. Let’s be especially intentional today about serving others, our students, our colleagues, our administrators or parents in ways that make their day.

A verse to ponder

You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.

An intentional blessing for the classroom

Any act of service is an act of goodness. Today is “At Your Service Day.” As a server in an upscale restaurant has a white cloth draped over his/her arm and aims to please, we will be deliberate in our actions towards our students. Use the phrases, “How may I help you?” “How may I serve you?” or “What can I do for you?” and wrap the action up with, “We aim to please.” Be contagious.

A focus of reflection

Is it legal to serve others on your campus? Of course! The word serve is defined: to render assistance; be of use; help. Isn’t that what teaching is all about? As Christians, we serve the Living God. As His ambassadors, we shine our light by serving others. May God bless you with opportunities today to serve on “At Your Service Day.”

 Day 12

(Telling jokes is not my gift. This is my weak attempt at humor for Day 12.)

As always, I am
Prayerfully dependent,


Karen C. Seddon
CEAI, State Director, Florida

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