We have reached that time of year when rest is real! Even if you have some responsibilities over the summer, the pace of the school year is behind us for a little while. Relish it, enjoy it, give God the praise for His goodness in calling you to be an educator. What will you do this summer? Will you be able to spend more time with family and friends? Will you travel? Will you sharpen your skills? No matter what you have the opportunity to do, make God your priority. Pray daily for His wisdom, even a double portion, that you may serve Him well next school year. Ask Him to show you what is important and even to prioritize your lists. He is a mighty God Who knows all our plans. He actually allows us to plan! He, however, directs our steps. What a gift that we don't have to depend upon ourselves.
I would like to encourage you to gather with other Christian educators over the summer. There are thousands of us across the nation totally un-unified. Many of us feel like we are the only Christian in our school, but I can assure you that there are more. In fact, there are thousands upon thousands of Christians in our public schools, but we have been told so long that we can't mention anything to do with God that we have gone underground. It is time to gather together that we may be fully followers of our Lord Jesus Christ. We can be gracious, legal Christians pouring His goodness into our students and colleagues daily. It takes a team. You are not alone!
One of the initiatives we are doing through Christian Educators (CEAI) is to host Daniel Weekends around the nation. There have been 12+ Daniel Weekends through the nation and even one in the Czech Republic! Our first one in Florida is this summer at the Cocoa Beach Hilton where we scholarship 25 teachers to a "think tank" environment. Most teachers who attend a Daniel Weekend come in loving the Lord, but leave missional. It is one of the most life-changing, career-changing events one can attend. Can't wait to let you know about our new Florida warriors!
More information about Daniel Weekends can be found on the CEAI website. We also have a Dare to Be a Daniel Facebook page if you would like to check it out.
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PS. Don’t forget to spread the word about the 1:16PM Prayer Movement and Around the Word in 180 Days:
• Visit, "like", and add comments the 1:16PM Facebook page and the Around the World in 180 days Facebook page.
• Sign up for text message prayer prompts from Remind 101
• Follow us on Twitter for the prayer prompts @one16pray
May God bless you with success His way this 2014-2015 school year.
Note: To more fully understand the 16-9 Movement, please read the first blog entry by clicking here.
Christian Educators Association International 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.