We have reached the last of our 40 days of Intentional Joy to Easter Sunday. Thank you so much for taking this journey with me. I am humbled by the whole experience and thank the Lord for His Word that guided each idea. I will end today with a commitment to His Word as an ultimate act of blessing in the classroom. As Christian educators in the public school, we are of this world, but not in the world. What unites us is our love for the Lord, prayer, and His Holy Word. May His guidelines and principles create a classroom of intentional joy all year long.
A verse to ponder
Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.
An intentional joy for the classroom (weekend)
Do you have a Bible on your desk at school and at home? Are you in the Word daily? Mining the Bible for intentional acts of joy has been enlightening. To continue adding joy to your classroom or school setting throughout the year, go to the Word. Learn life lessons, model joy and fill your mind with the Lord’s principles through His Word daily. As the final act of intentional blessing for Lent, read the story of the Passover through the Resurrection. It’s our lifeblood.
A focus of reflection
Is it legal to have a Bible on your desk at school? Of course! Is it legal for students to read their Bible during silent reading? Yes. Look in the Media Center – the Bible is in the 220 section! The only time we are unable to read the Word devotionally in school is when we are serving in our official capacity as educator. The Word as the foundation of our day and inspiration of our words is priceless. Stay grounded, inspired and uplifted by His joy throughout the Bible. May God bless you and your family this Resurrection Day and beyond.
Nothing can for sin atone, nothing but the blood of Jesus; naught of good that I have done – nothing but the blood of Jesus! (“Nothing But the Blood.” Words and music : Robert Lowry 1876.)
from Day 39
(Pray for your school community daily.)
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May God bless you with success His way this 2017-2018 school year.