Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Day 31 - 40 Days of Intentional Joy

Day 31

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 joy to others can come in so many ways, but asking God in prayer for the ability to bring joy to 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 joy 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. 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 add a little joy to their life.

A focus of reflection

Is it legal to bless others with joy? Of course! Who wouldn’t want to be blessed?  One of the definitions of bless is: to confer well-being or prosperity on. Intentional blessings are 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 has brought you joy. May God give you the ability to abundantly bless others today.

from Day 30

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

Prayerfully yours,

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May God bless you with success His way this 2017-2018 school year.

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